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updated: 10/7/2013 4:43 PM

Gurnee-area bank robber didn't appear armed, police say

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  • The suspect in the robbery of the American Midwest Bank near Gurnee hops on the counter Monday.

      The suspect in the robbery of the American Midwest Bank near Gurnee hops on the counter Monday.
    Courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office

  • The masked suspect who robbed the American Midwest Bank near Gurnee Monday.

      The masked suspect who robbed the American Midwest Bank near Gurnee Monday.
    Courtesy of Lake County Sheriff's Office

  • Lake County sheriff's officials investigate a robbery Monday at the American Midwest Bank near Gurnee.

       Lake County sheriff's officials investigate a robbery Monday at the American Midwest Bank near Gurnee.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • The American Midwest Bank near Gurnee was closed off as the Lake County sheriff's office investigates a robbery Monday.

       The American Midwest Bank near Gurnee was closed off as the Lake County sheriff's office investigates a robbery Monday.
    Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
 

A Gurnee-area bank was robbed Monday by a bandanna-wearing bandit, authorities said.

The stickup occurred about 10:55 a.m. at American Midwest Bank, 36044 N. Brookside Drive. No one was injured.

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The suspect, who did not appear to be armed, approached the tellers' counter and demanded money from two employees, police said.

The robber fled west on foot, police said.

Investigators weren't immediately sure how much money was stolen.

The suspect was described as being of average height and build. He wore dark clothing, including a hooded sweatshirt and athletic warm-up pants. He also had bandannas over his face and forehead, police said.

Anyone with information can call sheriff's police at (847) 377-4250 or the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

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