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Desoto PD seeking bank robber

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Desoto Police are asking for help to identify a bank robber who hit early Saturday morning.

The criminal didn't do his homework.  He didn't know what time the bank opened, and at one point, he almost signed into the registry before robbing the bank.

"We had a robber who waited around for the bank to open so he could go in there and commit a robbery," said Cpl. Melissa Franks with the Desoto Police Department.

Investigators say it all started at the Shell station on Wheatland Road and Prince George Avenue in Desoto.

Saturday morning, they say the bank robber changed his jacket in the Shell station, stole a donut and then walked over to the bank.

Police have video of him walking up to the doors of the bank just before it opens at 9 a.m., and in his left hand, police say you can see him eating the stolen donut as he walks away.

Investigators say he's heavyset and about 5-foot-8 with distinguishing features.

"What's most noticeable about him is that he has scarring on his face that's noticeable -- so much so that it looks like one of his eyes are swollen shut," said Franks. "So it's a very distinctive feature about him." 

Shortly after 9 a.m., police say he walks back in without the coat, walks up to the register and is about to sign in when he's directed to a cashier.

At that point, he can be seen walking toward the teller. He then hands her a note saying, "Give me your money -- gun on hip."

He gives the teller a bag, she puts the money in it and he walks out, leaving behind his handwritten note.         

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Desoto Police at 972-223-6111 or 911, because he is considered armed and dangerous even though he did not pull out a weapon. 



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