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Man robs courier outside Charlotte bank using chemical agent, investigators say

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Federal agents in Charlotte are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a Loomis courier outside a Charlotte bank Friday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 12:07 p.m. at the Bank of America on the 12900 block of S. Tryon Street, to FBI Special Agent Newsom Summerlin.

"What gives us a heightened sense of urgency is that it involved a physical confrontation," Summerlin said.

Agents say an unknown white male drove up next to the courier who was servicing the ATM machine outside the bank.

The man was driving a gray or silver colored Jeep Grand Cherokee with tinted windows.

The man got out of the Jeep, sprayed the courier with a chemical agent and took what he thought was a bag full of money.

"All indications are there was no cash in the courier bag," Summerlin said.

The man jumped back into the Jeep and took off.

The FBI says they believe that the bag the man took did not contain any cash.

Medics treated the courier on scene for exposure to the chemical agent.

The man is described as wearing a fishing type hat, a long-sleeved gray shirt and light colored cargo pants. He was also wearing sunglasses and a black bandana over his nose and mouth.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 704-672-6100.


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