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Warrant issued for suspect in S. Highland Capital One bank robbery

Published: May. 17, 2016 at 9:30 PM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2016 at 9:37 PM CDT
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Surveillance footage from the Line Ave. branch of Capital One was captured of the suspect....
Surveillance footage from the Line Ave. branch of Capital One was captured of the suspect. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police detectives have identified a suspect in the robbery of a Capital One bank in South Highland on Monday afternoon.

According to Shreveport police, the man walked into the bank in the 4800 block of Line Ave. just before 4 p.m., handed the teller a note demanding money and left with the cash.

He was last seen on foot, heading northbound on Line Ave.

Surveillance footage from the branch was captured of the suspect, showing a black male who stands approximately 5'8 and weighs around 200-225 pounds. The suspect wore a Dallas Cowboys hat, a grey hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

On Tuesday, police continued to follow leads, including information from Crime Stoppers tips, that led them to name 49-year-old John Birdsong, Jr. of Shreveport.

A warrant has been issued for Birdsong's arrest, charging him with a single count of first degree robbery. Bond on the warrant has been set at $100,000.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Birdsong are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit their website at www.lockemup.org

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