The Wachovia Bank on 18th Street was robbed Tuesday morning — the second such robbery in about a week.
The suspect stepped inside the bank, at 1000 18th St., at 11:15 a.m., approached a teller and told her he had a gun, Columbus Police Lt. Lynn Joiner said.
"The teller put money in a brown bag he brought with him," Joiner said. A pack of dye was included with the money, the lieutenant added.
No one was injured in the robbery.
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The suspect then left the bank, running east along 18th Street. Money with red dye was found along the road.
The robber is described as a black man with a thin mustache, 40- to 45-years-old, standing 6-foot-1, weighing 160-190 pounds and wearing a gray long sleeve shirt, dark shoes and a white baseball cap with a small black emblem on the front.
A smaller faded blue or gray Cadillac was seen parked in the area before the robbery, Joiner said.
The same Wachovia was robbed around 3 p.m. June 30, when authorities say Jamal Stephens, 19, of Helena, Ark., pulled a handgun and demanded money. He was arrested Friday at the Greyhound Bus station, at 818 Veterans Parkway, and is currently being held at the Muscogee County Jail under no bond.