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FBI looking at ‘promising’ tips in bank robbery

The FBI released a video Thursday showing the robbery at a northeast Spokane bank earlier this week.

The robber, wearing in a costume wig and a fake mustache, covered his hand with his sleeve before opening the door, concealing his fingerprints, then forced employees to their knees at gunpoint and bound them with duct tape.

"We have a number of leads that we're pursuing. Some promising," FBI agent Frank Harrill said today.

The robbery occurred a few minutes before noon Tuesday. at the INB Bank branch at Hawthrone Road and Nevada Street.

The robber, dressed in a blonde wig and a fake mustache, told the employees to lay on top of golf balls that he said were pressure-sensitive explosives, officials said.

The man was described as a white man in his 30s, wearing a gold-colored glasses with square rims, yellow construction-type boots and a purple and gold hooded poncho with a large front pocket with the word “Stussy” printed in white.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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