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18th Street Wachovia robbed again

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.

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.

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