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Robber strikes at Evanston bank

Evanston Police responded to a bank robbery that occurred today at approximately 3:30PM at the Chase Bank located at 901 Grove St. Police learned that a single male offender had entered the bank and approached a teller window presenting a note that implied the offender was armed with a gun and demanded money.
Evanston Police responded to a bank robbery that occurred today at approximately 3:30PM at the Chase Bank located at 901 Grove St. Police learned that a single male offender had entered the bank and approached a teller window presenting a note that implied the offender was armed with a gun and demanded money.

Evanston Police responded to a bank robbery about 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Chase Bank located at 901 Grove St.

A man had entered the bank and approached a teller window presenting a note that implied the offender was armed with a gun, and he demanded money.

He made off with more than $2,600 in cash, police said in a written statement.

Surveillance photos show the offender, who left the bank and was viewed on area surveillance cameras walking eastbound on Grove, continuing across Sherman Avenue.

The robber is described as a white, possibly Hispanic male, 35-45 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black baseball hat, sun-glasses, blue button-down shirt, black pants and a dark colored backpack with a green zipper.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded to the scene to investigate.

No injuries were reported during this robbery and a weapon was never displayed.

Police searched the area, and as of Friday evening, the offender remains at large.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Evanston Police Department Detective Bureau at (847) 866-5000 or utilize the text-a-tip program by texting to CRIMES (274637) with EPD TIP in the message line. Information can also be called into the FBI’s Chicago Field Division at (312) 421-6700.

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