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Authorities Seek Suspect In New Orleans Bank Robberies

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Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of trying to rob two New Orleans banks in one day. News outlets report the man is accused of entering the Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday and brandishing a gun.

Authorities say the man then handed a teller a note demanded cash before bicycling away empty handed. They say he entered a Capital One Bank about 30 minutes later, brandished the gun and presented a note demanding money. They say he then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.