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updated: 11/14/2013 4:42 PM

Gurnee police say they are seeking armed robber

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Gurnee police say an armed bank robbery occurred Thursday afternoon off a busy highway.

Police Cmdr. Willie Meyer said the armed robbery happened about 1:45 p.m. at Community Trust Credit Union, off Route 41 near Delany Road on the village's north end. He said the suspect had a winter ski mask pulled over his face.

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Meyer said a canine unit searched the area for the bandit without success. Officials said the suspect was observed heading north from the scene on foot.

Authorities said the suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, believed to be 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 to 180 pounds.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white bandanna. Meyer said the man also was described as wearing white shoes with black trim, dark jeans, a red sweatshirt with writing on the shoulder and front, with some type of emblem on the top of the hood.

The suspect implied he had a weapon, but it was not displayed, police said.

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