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Silver Spring & DC attempted robberies may be linked

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects are believed to be responsible for two separate attempted bank robberies that happened in Silver Spring and D.C. late January. 

The first attempted bank robbery happened in D.C. on January 27 about an hour before the second robbery happened in Silver Spring around 2:30 p.m., Montgomery County police said. 

Detectives say the two men tried to rob the BB&T bank located at 3101 14th Street in Northwest, D.C. Later the suspects tried to rob the Capital One Bank located at 8676 Georgia Ave in Silver Spring. 

According to police the first suspect went up to the teller window and passed a note demanding money. The second suspect also went up to the teller window and kept a lookout. The two suspects fled from the area before they got any money. 

Detectives are releasing surveillance photographs of the two suspects and are asking that anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects to contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).  Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of these suspects. Tipsters will remain anonymous.

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