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FBI asks public to help identify man who robbed Fort Worth bank with a child

The FBI's Dallas Division is looking for a suspect accused of robbing a bank with a little girl on June 6

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The FBI's Dallas Division is asking for the public's assistance to identify an unknown bank robber responsible for a bank robbery on June 6.

At approximately 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, the suspect robbed the First Convenience Bank branch located inside the Walmart on Anderson Boulevard in Fort Worth.

The robbery suspect had a small child seated in a shopping cart as he presented a note to the teller demanding cash. After obtaining the money, the suspect fled the location while carrying the child.

"There’s no reason to include a child," said Flora Chavez, a Fort Worth resident.

The FBI says a man robbed a bank at a Fort Worth Walmart while he had a little girl with him. Investigators say a surveillance photo shows the suspect carrying the girl out of the store on Anderson Boulevard after the robbery. NBC 5's Keenan Willard spoke with shoppers who say they're in disbelief.

Some shoppers at the Walmart said investigators' picture of the man exiting the store with a young girl after allegedly robbing a bank was disturbing.

"It just stunned me, I mean to think of that poor little baby, to be connected with something like that," said Shirley Ingram, a Fort Worth resident. "But she’s too young to really know what’s going on."

The robber is described as a white male, 35 to 45 years old, 5'7" to 5'9" with a thin build. He wore a baseball hat, black sunglasses, a multi-color "fishing shirt," khaki-colored cargo shorts and “Hey Dude” shoes.

Some shoppers told NBC 5 that their thoughts were with the little girl, who they believed was put in harm's way during the incident.

"That must say a lot about that person," Chavez said. "Who would want to put their child in that type of position?"

"He probably thought if anyone was going to shoot, he would think of that little girl in his arms, so I think he was kind of using her as a shield," said Ingram.

People who typically shopped at the Walmart said they planned to be more vigilant of their surroundings in the weeks ahead.

"It’s pretty scary," said Chavez. "Because this is your typical Walmart, it’s not heard of, you know?"

If you have any information about this suspect or investigation, call FBI Dallas at  972-559-5000. You can also submit a tip at: tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

NBC 5 reached out to Walmart for a response to the incident.

Walmart responded by saying, "We’ve assisted law enforcement in their investigation and refer any additional questions to them."

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