EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Officers with the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) were sent to Downtown El Paso, after a reported bank robbery Monday afternoon.

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EPPD officers rushed to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 221 North Kansas, after a reported bank robbery shortly after 1 p.m.

Officials closed off an area from Franklin Street to San Antonio Streets, and Oregon to Stanton Streets for several hours Monday afternoon, as they searched for the robbery suspect.

Shortly before 5 p.m., police reopened the downtown area and previously closed streets.

The unidentified suspect fled the scene on foot and was last seen headed west on Texas Street towards Mesa.

Police describe the suspect as a heavy-set male, approximately 6 feet tall, last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue face covering, light-colored jeans, and a dark-colored jacket.

Investigators are asking the public to contact the police at 915-832-4400 with any information. For tipsters that wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477.

Wells Fargo robbery suspect – Photo courtesy EPPD

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