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NEWORLEANS Authorities are investigating a morning bank robbery in Mid-City.

According to the FBI, the Gulf Coast Bank & Trust in the 200 block of North Carrollton Avenue was robbed around 9:45 a.m.

A man entered the bank, pulled a black handgun, went up to a teller and demanded cash, said Mary Beth Romig, a spokesperson for the FBI. The man fled the bank with undetermined amount.

According to the FBI, the suspect is described as a black male, in his mid-40s, approximately 6-feet, with a medium build. The man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black baseball cap under the hood, blue jeans, black sneakers and sunglasses. He was carrying a blue gym-style bag over his left shoulder.

The man left the bank through the back door and went north on Iberville Street toward the direction of Lake Pontchartrain.

Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 504-816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. The Metropolitan Orleans Bank Security Association (MOBSA) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of this bank robber. The public can visit for further information on suspects wanted for bank robbery.

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