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Denton police seek disguised man in robbery of bank along interstate

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By John D. Harden / Staff Writer

A man carrying a semi-automatic handgun and wearing a black wig and sunglasses robbed the Wells Fargo branch bank at 1001 S. Interstate 35 on Monday morning, according to police reports.

Denton police spokesman Ryan Grelle said police received a 911 call concerning the robbery at about 9 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black male who is between 30 and 40 years old and about 5 feet, 4 inches or 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

According to police, the man walked into the bank and demanded money from two bank tellers, who both complied with the demands.

The man walked out of the bank with an undetermined amount of money. Officials said witnesses did not see the suspect enter a vehicle.

Grelle said the suspect’s description matches that of a suspect who robbed another Wells Fargo branch bank in Hillsboro on Sept. 28.

According to the Hillsboro police report, that suspect was described as a black male in his late 20s. Witnesses said the suspect was between 5 feet, 4 inches and 5 feet, 6 inches tall.

The suspect in the Hillsboro robbery wore fake gold capped teeth, a woman’s wig, sunglasses and a bra under a dark-colored shirt.

The day before the robbery in Hillsboro, the suspect went into the bank and asked for a job application, the police report stated.

The suspect in that robbery also got away with an undetermined amount of money, and no one in the bank was injured.

According to Hillsboro police, witnesses said the suspect left on foot, but probably had a vehicle waiting nearby.

Grelle said the two robberies may be related.

JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882. His e-mail address is .