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Jun 10, 2013 6:58 PM by Caroline Lowe, KSBY News

FBI investigating two Central Coast bank robberies

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are looking for the person or persons responsible for a couple of bank robberies that happened less than two weeks apart on the Central Coast.

The latest occurred last Friday at the Bank of America in Atascadero on Capistrano Avenue.

That's where police said a man in a straw hat demanded money and then took off on foot. Investigators found his hat at the scene.

The robber is described as a white man who is about six feet tall with a thin build and greasy or dirty, dark hair and an unshaven face.

The man who robbed the Chase Bank on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo on May 25th is also still on the loose.

Police said the robber gave the teller a note saying he had a weapon and wanted money.

No weapon was seen and the robber also left on foot, said police.

Investigators said the SLO robber was a white man in his late 20s or early 30s.

He wore a long-sleeve shirt, a mesh baseball hat, sunglasses, and a thick wig.

A spokesperson for the FBI's Los Angeles office said the m.o. and descriptions of the robbers are similar in both robberies, but they don't know yet if they involve the same person.

Anyone with information on either bank robbery is asked to contact the FBI's Santa Maria Office at (805) 346-2728.

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