SAN FRANCISCO -- A suspect dubbed the "Button Down Bandit" is being sought by the FBI for robbing banks in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton, the agency announced Friday.

The man is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies in the past month, the FBI said. He struck at the Chase Bank at 1510 Palos Verdes in Walnut Creek on Mar. 6 and then at the Wells Fargo Bank at 4767 Hopyard Road in Pleasanton on Mar. 12.

According to the FBI, the bandit presents a demand note and verbally demands money. No gun was seen in either robbery.

The "Button Down Bandit" is a black male, 30 to 35 years old, standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a white, button-down, collared, long-sleeved shirt with dark gray dress slacks and black dress shoes. During his robberies, he also wore dark sunglasses and was believed to have a beard or goatee.

Anyone with any information on the cases should contact the FBI at 415-553-7400. All calls are confidential.

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