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FBI in Search of Male Robber on Dimond

Published On: Mar 01 2014 05:31:00 PM AKST

Anchorage Police Department officials say they have dispatched canine units to search the Dimond area for a man they say robbed a local bank.

FBI units have been dispatched to assist in the apprehension, as well, according to APD.

At 4:19 p.m., police received a call from the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on Dimond Boulevard for a robbery in progress, says to APD spokeswoman Anita Shell. Bank employees say an unarmed black male entered the bank and demanded cash, then fled on foot. 

According to Shell, the suspect is described as average build, five feet, eight inches and possibly in his late 20s. FBI is taking the lead on the case, according to Shell, and are at the scene with APD canine units in the hope of finding him. 

Police believe the suspect may be the same individual responsible for a robbery last week at the Abbott Credit Union 1.

No one was reported injured at the scene.