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Michael Ingram was caught robbing his second bank in two days

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St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Pete Police say they have captured the bank robber wanted in connection with SunTrust Bank robbery on Central Avenue Tuesday.

And how did they catch him? It was as he was leaving a bank he had just robbed.

Police say around 9:23 this morning, CASE unit detectives were in the 100 block of 34th Street North when they saw a man who resembled the suspect from the SunTrust robbery on Tuesday walk into the BB&T Bank.

After the man exited the bank, detectives grabbed him and quickly discovered he had just robbed the bank and found the evidence still in his hand. He was not armed and no one was injured.

The man has been identified as 39-year-old Michael Ingram, of St. Pete. He has been charged in the BB&T Bank robbery and charges in the SunTrust robbery are still pending.

While Ingram's arrest has put a wrench in St. Pete bank robberies that has plagued the area over the last few days, police are still looking for the suspect, or suspects, wanted in the TD Bank robbery that also took place yesterday and the SunTrust Bank robbery on Feb. 25.

PHOTOS: SunTrust bank robbery Feb. 25

While the description of the suspect still wanted both robberies is similar, police have not said if they believe it is the same person or two different people they are looking for. 

St. Petersburg Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in either of these cases. Anyone with information should call the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.

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