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Police issue warrant for Concord man after Citizens Bank robbery

The police have issued a warrant for a Concord man they believe robbed the South Street Citizens Bank on Tuesday.

Timothy Ruff, 29, is wanted for felonies of theft by unauthorized taking and unarmed robbery, the police said.

The police said Ruff, who is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 180 pounds, could be in the Lawrence, Mass., area. Ruff has blue eyes and red-dyed hair, and while he typically has a goatee-style beard, the police believe he may have shaved it off since the robbery.

Officials said a man entered the bank at about 10:25 a.m. Tuesday and handed a note to the teller demanding cash. The man fled west with an undisclosed amount of money, then was believed to have left the area in a blue four-door Honda Civic, the police said. The car was described by the police as being a 1990s model.

The robber was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and either hiking or construction boots at the time of the incident, the police said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.

The same bank was robbed two days before Christmas last year. That time, a man called in a fake bomb threat at Concord Hospital while another man walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding “all the big bills,” the police said.

In August, 28-year-old Brandon Lanum pleaded guilty to bank robbery and conspiracy to commit bank robbery at Concord’s district court. He was sentenced to 96 months in prison with three years supervision upon his release.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or tnadolny@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @tricia_nadolny.)

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