FBI: reward for help in making ID of suspect

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 18:21:34-05
The FBI Baltimore is asking for your help Friday as they look to find a man they say tried to rob a northeast Baltimore bank earlier this month.
Surveillance from a nearby business shows the man running within inches of an unidentified person while holding a gun in his right hand.
 "We treat suspects like this as armed and dangerous," said Special Agent Patrick Dugan. "We think its very important for us to be able to get him identified and get him off the streets before he hurts somebody."
Still frames taken from the video show the man they say tried to rob a bank in the 5400 block of Bel Air Rd. Jan. 15. Dugan said the man walked into the People's Bank cloaked in a ski mask and armed with a handgun before being confronted by security.
"There was an off-duty Baltimore police officer working security in the lobby who saw our suspect try to enter the bank, and stood up and addressed the issue, and our suspect turned around and fled," Dugan said.
Dugan described the man in his late 20's to early 30's and weighing about 180 pounds. It's likely he'll strike again," Dugan said.
"Clearly it shows the propensity for violence that a suspect like this has, and that's why we really need the help of (the public) to help us identify this guy," Dugan said.
The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating the case.
Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual.

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