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Detroit police are searching for a man they say tried Wednesday afternoon to rob a Midtown bank.

The would-be robber approached a teller in the location on the 3600 block of Woodward at about 1:37 p.m. and “then passed her a written note demanding money,” police said in a statement.

He did not appear to have a gun but the teller immediately left her window after reading the note and called 911, police said.

At that point, the man also walked away and fled north on Woodward in a green four-door Jeep Cherokee.

Seeking help from the public to find him, investigators have released a picture taken at the bank.

The suspect is described as an African-American in his 60s, 5-foot-5 or 5-foot-6, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark green jacket, green baseball hat, bright red polo shirt, light-colored pants and black gym shoes.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts or has information relating to the incident is asked to call the Detroit Police Third Precinct’s Investigative Unit at (313) 596-5156 or email ThirdPCT@detroitmi.gov. Anonymous tips can also be left through the DPD Connect app or by calling Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

mhicks@detroitnews.com

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