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Rock Island police searching for bank robbery suspect

The man is described as being a white, thin man, approximately 5'5", and was last seen wearing...
The man is described as being a white, thin man, approximately 5'5", and was last seen wearing a red cap and a black and grey striped mask. If you have any information you are asked to contact the Rock Island Police Department immediately.(Rock Island Police Department/KWQC)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:10 PM CDT
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ROCK ISLAND, Illinois (KWQC) - Rock Island police are asking for the community’s help in locating a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred on Friday around 3:00 p.m. at the U.S. Bank branch on 18th Avenue.

Police say the suspect entered the building and slipped a note to the teller behind the glass, demanding money. The teller gave the suspect the money, and the suspect got into a white pickup truck headed northbound on 35th Street away from the bank.

Officials describe the suspect as a 5′5″ tall, thin, Caucasian man, who was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, an Illinois State hooded sweatshirt, black and grey striped mask, and black sneakers with white stripe, possibly Nike brand.

A TV6 crew on scene says at least five squad cars were near the bank. One police vehicle was being towed from the area. As of 5 p.m. Friday evening, police started leaving the scene.

Rock Island police say they are working in cooperation with the FBI and Illinois State Police Crime Scene services. If you have any information on this suspect, you are asked to contact the Rock Island Police Department at (309) 732-2677 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500 or using the P3 Tips app.

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