FBI Urges Banks To Crack Down On Shades, Hoodies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Milford, Ohio (AP) -- More bank customers in Ohio will be asked not to wear hooded sweat shirts, sunglasses and hats as police join the FBI in urging people to avoid clothing items that fit a robber's profile.

The FBI is encouraging police near milford to work with financial institutions in posting signs about the clothing advisory, which federal agents credit with reducing robberies.

Police in Miami Township, about 10 miles east of Cincinnati, are printing and distributing the signs, which FBI spokesman Harry Trombitas expects to become standard throughout Ohio.

He says some banks and credit unions have been hesitant to display such signs for fear of alienating customers by appearing to impose a dress code.

But he thinks that will change.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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