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Sioux Falls police release surveillance photos of robbery suspect

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Sioux Falls police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank inside a Lewis Drug store.

Sioux Falls police responded to the robbery, at the corner of 41st Street and Minnesota Avenue, at about 6:44 pm Monday.

Detective Jon Carda laid out the details of the robbery at Tuesday morning's police briefing. Carda said the teller noticed someone—who turned out to be the suspect—waiting behind the customer who was being helped. He said the suspect was standing rather close to the customer, so the teller kept an eye on the suspect.

The teller said the suspect approached the counter with one hand in his pocket and the other was carrying a rust colored envelope. The suspect allegedly demanded money from the teller, but Detective Carda said the suspect did not make a verbal threat toward the teller.

Carda said it was the teller's belief the suspect was hinting at a weapon because the suspect kept his hand in his pocket. However, a weapon was never produced during the robbery. After the teller complied with the requests the suspect ran out the store.

Detectives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating surveillance tapes and interviewing witnesses. Detective Carda said witnesses in the area described a possible suspect vehicle, but he said they are not sure if it is connected to the robbery. The vehicle is described as an older Pontiac Grand Am and medium blue in color.  

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 30s, 6 feet tall and weighing 215 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue or black stocking cap partially covering his eyes. His face is described as not heavy set but full and with five to four day growth of a light-colored beard. The suspect was also wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information should call Sioux Falls police.

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