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Police: Scarf-Wearing Robbers Hit Two Banks



    Police are looking for two women who robbed a bank while wearing scarves on their heads. (Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013)

    Police and FBI agents are wondering if two bank robberies -- both by two women who used scarves to cover their faces -- are connected.

    The second robbery happened Monday afternoon at the TD Bank on Rhode Island Ave., NE. The women walked into the bank, handed the teller a note demanding money and then took off.

    Witnesses described a chaotic scene left behind, with cash stained by a red dye pack strewn on the ground and flying through the air.

    "There were stacks" of bills, said witness Monique Williams. "I have never seen money like that in real life before."

    Williams' son was the first to see the cash flying across the sidewalk. "I saw fives, tens and ones," said the 6-year-old.

    The FBI says the crime is similar to a bank robbery last Monday in Landover. In that heist, the robbers also wore scarves on their heads and handed the teller a note demanding money.

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    They wore different scarves in that robbery, but in each case, only their eyes were visible. They are thought to be in the late 20s.

    Police don't know how they got away from the latest robbery, but last week the robbers escaped in a Chrysler Concorde.

    If you recognize the women, call D.C. or Prince George's County police.