MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials in the Twin Cities are asking the public for information on a man who’s suspected of robbing six banks in the east metro over the last five months.

The Minneapolis division of the FBI and the St. Paul Police Department say the suspect is a man in his late 20s or early 30s who stands about 5-feet, 2-inches tall, weighs 130-150 pounds and has a slim build.

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Officials say he’s the suspect in robberies that happened at three banks, two of which were hit twice.

The first robbery happened at the TCF Bank on Lexington Parkway in late August. The following two robberies occurred in late November, both at the TCF Bank on Suburban Avenue in St. Paul.

The next two robberies happened a month later, both at the Bremer Bank on North Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

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The latest robbery occurred last week at the Lake Area Bank on Morning Dove Avenue on Oak Park Heights.

The FBI says he uses the same technique during the robberies.

“He approaches the teller, presents a demand note, threatens violence” FBI Chief Division Counsel Kevin Loven said. “After he obtains money from the teller he exits the bank as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the FBI at 763-569-8000 or the St. Paul Police Department at 651-266-5650.

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“We need to take this person off the streets sooner than later before he actually comes to a point where violence becomes part of the equation,” Loven said.

Kate Raddatz