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Officers search for lone gun man who robbed Dilworth bank, no clues as bank hit for second time in 18 monhts

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Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

DILWORTH - Authorities are looking for a man who robbed the Northwestern Bank with a gun here just before 5 p.m. today.

A lone male believed to be in his 40s entered the bank through the building's east entrance while carrying a black and gray backpack and wearing a full black ski mask, authorities said.

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The man then displayed a dark-colored hand gun and ordered the three tellers present to give him money, said Dilworth Police Chief Dave Miller.

The bank tellers complied and gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash, which the man then put inside the backpack, Miller said. No customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

The man then ordered the bank workers to look down and he left through the building's east entrance.

The suspect's direction of travel is unknown as is whether he fled the area in a vehicle.

Moorhead police and Clay County Sheriff's Office officials also responded to the 4:58 p.m. robbery report and assisted Dilworth police in searching the area for clues. A K-9 unit searched the area, but turned up nothing, Miller said.

The workers told police the man was described as being 6 to 6-foot 2-inches tall and weighing between 230 and 240 pounds. He was wearing a hooded dark blue or greenish color CarHartt-type jacket, black gloves, and light-colored blue jeans.

Police officials were continuing their investigation just after 6 p.m. with bank employee interviews and viewing surveillance camera footage inside the bank.

Today's robbery is the second at Dilworth's Northwestern Bank, 4 Main St. N., in less than two years. The last robbery occurred Aug. 17, 2007, and remains unsolved.

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