MUNSTER, Ind. (STMW) — A man who robbed a south suburban bank branch on Monday is believed to be the same robber who struck a bank branch in northwest Indiana on Thursday.

The man implied he had a weapon when he robbed the US Bank branch at 17150 S. Torrence in Lansing on Monday, according to the Chicago FBI office.

He was described as a black man in his 40s, with brown hair and brown eyes, between 6 feet and 6-foot-1 with “craters” on his face, the FBI said.

At about 11:10 a.m. Thursday, a suspect with a similar description entered the Fifth Third Bank branch at 8007 Calumet Ave. in Munster, Ind., approached a teller and demanded cash, according to a release from Munster police.

The man implied he had a weapon by pointing to a bulge in his jacket, but no weapon was displayed, police said. The teller complied with the demand and the man got an as-yet-undetermined amount of cash, police said.

Once he got the money, the man ordered the teller to the floor and pressed his shirt against his right hip revealing what appeared to be the bulge of a handgun, according to the FBI office in Merrillville, Ind.

The man fled in a white sports car, possibly a Ford Mustang or Dodge Charger, police said.

In both robberies, the man was wearing a stocking cap, windbreaker and aviator-style sunglasses.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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