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Man Sought After Two Winnipeg Bank Robberies

October 1, 2014 10:39 AM | News

Robbery Suspect

Winnipeg police are looking for this man after two bank robberies in July. (WPS / HANDOUT)

A robbery suspect carefully tricked two bank tellers into being shortchanged during two alleged thefts in Winnipeg this past July.

Police say the suspect entered two financial institutions on Dublin Avenue and St. Mary’s Road to exchange funds, but ended up leaving with more cash than he entered with.

The thefts were carried out when the man entered with a significant amount of Canadian currency, looking to exchange $20 and $50 bills for $100 bill denominations.

After the teller counted out the money, the suspect recounted it and discreetly slipped an undisclosed sum into his pocket before asking to exchange the funds to United States currency.

The teller was under the impression the original amount remained and placed it into her till. The suspect then changed his mind about the U.S. funds and requested his original cash back.

The teller realized later in the day she was out a significant amount of cash after counting out the original amount for the man.

The suspect is described as an Asian man, approximately 5’3″ tall, 20-30 years-old, stocky build, thin trimmed beard along jaw line, wearing a black baseball cap, round plastic framed glasses and a light blue button-down short sleeved dress shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-2877 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).