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Three Wanted in Mt. Vernon Square Bank Robbery



    D.C. police and the FBI are searching for three young men who they say held up the Colombo Bank just a short distance from the Washington Convention Center. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Thursday, May 15, 2014)

    The FBI needs the public's help identifying three men wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Northwest Washington Thursday morning.

    The robbery was reported just after 10:30 a.m. at the Colombo Bank in the 1300 block of 9th Street NW, when three men passed a note to a bank teller demanding money.

    The men stuffed cash into a backpack, which they left behind at a nearby gas station when a dye pack exploded.

    The gas station owner called police when he heard two large bangs.

    "I called 911 because I thought there was a fire," he said.

    The dye pack left behind telling red paint all over the backpack and the spot in which it was dropped. The suspects left in a car they had parked in the gas station.

    A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.