Suspect leaves wallet behind in D.C. bank robbery attempt
Most criminals don't leave a business cards at crime scenes, so police usually have to work to identify suspects. In the case of a bank robbery last month, however, a suspect left an even bigger clue: his wallet.
D.C. Police say that around 7:45 p.m. on April 29, a man entered the TD Bank in the 1700 block of Connecticut Ave NW and passed the teller a note announcing a "hold up."
As long as the teller didn't push the panic button, all would be fine, the note warned. It also included a demand: "No fake money. Thanks."
The teller gave the robber cash and an explosive dye pack, police said. When the suspect got outside, the dye pack started to smoke and when he tried to throw it away, he also threw down his wallet by mistake, police said.
The wallet belonged to Ahmed Hassan, according to police. Hassan is described by police as a black male between 28 and 35 years old, between 5' 5" and 5' 8" tall and between 150 and 160 pounds. He had a heavy African accent, police said.
Hassan wore a gray hat with red on it, a black sweatshirt with white horizontal stripes and black sweatpants, according to police.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746.
-- Theola Labbé-DeBose
May 5, 2010; 1:04 PM ET
Categories: The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose
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