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Police investigate second robbery in two weeks at Wells Fargo on Abercorn St.

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Police are looking into robberies at a Wells Fargo Bank on Abercorn Street in Savannah as yet another large police presence could be seen outside this Wells Fargo Bank location. The bank has been targeted not once, but twice in the last two weeks. 

The frequency and the aggression of the hold-ups are concerning for the FBI's Southeast Georgia Violent Crimes Task Force. On both instances, a gun was pointed at employees by the man who demanded cash. 

"Probably five or six cop cars, all blue lights. Saw quite a few people across the street from us looking, and everybody being nosy." said bystander Bryan Skine. "So I walked out to be nosy also."

Even before police released details, Skrine had a good idea of what had happened. 

"I kind of felt like they had been robbed again," Skine said. "I mean, it's less than a month from the last time, and kind of the same thing happened the last time, a lot of police activity. I know they didn't catch the guy."

The similarity between the images and suspect description is leading investigators to look into the possibility that it's the same man behind both robberies. 

Workers at a business complex across the street say they've seen thieves target the location several times over the years, and each time puts those nearby on alert.

"Definitely with it being that close, we're definitely on our toes a little bit more," says Skine

The FBI has three open bank robbery investigations and nine from last year.

Wells Fargo is offering a five-thousand dollar reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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