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Police are investigating a string of daylight bank robberies that took place Thursday in Colorado Springs, according to an online report.

Two branches of Ent Credit Union were robbed — one on Flintridge Drive, and the other on Jet Wing Drive — as well as the Chase Bank on Centennial Boulevard, police said.

In each instance, witnesses reported that a person approached a teller, handed them a note demanding money, and left with an unreported amount of cash, according to the report.

Witness descriptions of the suspects, and the fact that two of the banks were robbed within less than five minutes of each other, suggest that the robberies were not the work of a single person. Only one description matched those from other robberies, police said.  

It was the second time in a week that three banks were robbed in one afternoon. On Friday, the Ent Credit Union at 4545 Galley Road was robbed around 2:30 p.m. Within two hours, a TCF Bank and a Firstbank were also robbed.

No further information was immediately available.

Police search for Colorado Springs bank robber
Police investigate string of bank robberies in Colorado Springs
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