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Police looking for man who robbed 2 banks in 5 days

Bank robbery suspect Bank robbery suspect
Bank robbery suspect Bank robbery suspect
Territorial Savings bank robber on Dec. 9 Territorial Savings bank robber on Dec. 9
Sgt. Kim Buffett Sgt. Kim Buffett
Territorial Savings Bank Territorial Savings Bank

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man dubbed the "Backpack Bandit" has hit four banks this year.

And on Tuesday morning a robber who hasn't yet been given a nickname knocked off a bank in the middle of downtown Honolulu.

Police say just before 10:30 a.m. the man walked into Hawaii National Bank on Bishop Street.

No weapon was seen, but the man demanded money and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police are hoping someone will recognize these surveillance photos.

They've already received tips about the so called "Backpack Bandit."

In fact, callers have given police about 40 names of potential suspects.

"We have a lot of great viewers out there who are witnesses. In this case, I don't know what's going on. We do know that the backpack bandit sometimes wears a wig, so that could be something that is deterring us from finding him. This person right here, I mean he looks like the average Joe that blends into the downtown area," Sgt. Kim Buffett said.

The guy who robbed Hawaii National on Tuesday is believed to be the same guy who held up Territorial Savings bank on Dec. 9.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male between 35 and 40 years old. He is 6'0" feet tall and weighs 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a light gray polo shirt, long pants and a dark cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

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