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A man who police say robbed a Bethesda bank on Wednesday may also have robbed one in Rockville Monday.

Montgomery County Police said Thursday that they were looking for a 30- to 40-year-old man they believe is behind the robberies which took place at a PNC bank on Old Georgetown Road Wednesday morning, and at a PNC bank in a Giant Foods store on Rockville Pike just before 2 p.m. Monday.

In the Wednesday robbery, police said that a man went into the bank, approached a teller, and demanded money from her in a note. Police described the man as being 5 foot 8 to 5 foot 10, and weighing 160 to 180 pounds, and wore a red jacket, a Redskins scarf, a black hat, and tan boots.

In the Monday robbery, the man was wearing a gray scarf, a red jacket, a dark-colored hat, and sunglasses, police said in a release. In that robbery, after entering the bank, the man approached a teller and presented a note demanding money. The robber implied that he was armed with a gun, but did not display a gun in the robbery, according to a Montgomery County Police press release.

In both robberies, the man left the bank after tellers gave him money, police said.

No one was harmed in the robberies, according to Montgomery County Police Spokeswoman Angela Cruz.

Police are still trying to track down the man they believe robbed the banks, and say anyone with information about the robberies or the man police believe robbed the banks to call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 866-411-8477. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest or indictment.

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