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Man robs 1 downtown Las Vegas bank, tries to hit another

A man tried but failed to rob one downtown Las Vegas bank but made it away with some loot from a second location Tuesday, according to Metro.

The attempted robbery happened at 4:39 p.m. at Nevada State Bank, 230 Las Vegas Blvd. S., near the intersection at Bridger Avenue, Metro spokesman Lt. Mark Reddon said. The man, described as white, thinly built, about 6 feet tall and possibly in his 50s or 60s, was wearing a black jacket and a gray beanie.

Las Vegas police had few details about the attempted robbery, including whether the man was armed and how he fled.

But he got to the next bank quickly.

At 4:56 p.m., police said, the same man robbed the Wells Fargo at 1121 Las Vegas Blvd. S. near the intersection at Charleston Boulevard, Reddon said. It wasn’t immediately clear what the robber got away with. The items and quantity stolen are still under investigation.

The FBI has been notified and Metro’s Robbery Unit is currently investigating both crimes, according to Reddon.

This is a developing news story. Check back for updates.

Contact Chris Kudialis at ckudialis@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0283. Find him on Twitter: @kudialisrj.

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