Marblehead and Swampscott police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Sovereign Bank on Paradise Road in Swampscott and the Bank of America on Pleasant Street this afternoon at about 2 p.m.
The report of the second bank robbery in Marblehead came over the scanner at 2:40 p.m.
In both cases the suspect is described as a man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6 feet 4 inches. The Swampscott bank turned him away and he reportedly went directly to the Marblehead bank.
In Marblehead, he was described as wearing a gray ripped hoodie and dirty jeans with blue or purple latex gloves and wearing a bandana over his face. He left in a white four-door older model sedan. He was outbound toward Salem.
Police are going to review a video from a Grand National Bank camera, which may show the suspect's vehicle and the suspect. The vehicle had allegedly gone the wrong way in that bank's parking lot.
In Swampscott. there were at least 12 officers on the Tedesco Golf Course by Salem Street at 2:30 p.m.
State police and Lynn police are helping with the search, according to scanner reports.