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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 suspect. (D.C. Police)

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

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  May 5, 2010; 1:04 PM ET
Categories:  The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Wow...that's the epitome of stupid. Probably explains why he's robbing banks instead of performing brain surgery.
Enjoy your new roommate and living arrangement with Bubba! Idiot!

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | May 5, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Bank robbery fail

Posted by: blank08 | May 5, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

That's not is real me. that was a look off...

Posted by: cbmuzik | May 5, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm an immigrant to the USA. This guy is one too, I'll bet. Kick him out if he's not a citizen. He doesn't even deserve our jails.

Posted by: FiatBooks | May 5, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Let's see. You rob a bank wearing no disguise (hey all Blacks look alike, right).
You ask for no fake money (banks usually keep monopoly money to give robbers).
You place the stolen money in the same pocket as your wallet (tight jeans make carrying your wallet in the back pocket next to impossible).
When the dye pack goes off you throw your wallet out along with the dye pack (hey, it can happen).

New job recommendation: speed bump on a busy street. That way maybe you're get ran over and killed by a car instead of waiting for police to shoot your dumb @ss.

Posted by: Jimof1913 | May 5, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

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