Robber Scores $2,000 to $3,000 in Bank Heist
The suspect used a note to demand cash and then fled on foot, likely to a waiting vehicle.
A short, stocky man armed with a note demanding money made off with somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000 Monday from from Midland States Bank on Route 59 Monday.
The robbery took place shortly before 3 p.m. when the suspect entered the bank, headed to one of the tellers and handed over a note that read, "Give me the money and no one will get hurt," Joliet Police Chief Michael Trafton said.
The teller complied, depositing the cash into a bag. The man then fled west on foot, likely to a waiting car, Trafton said. A canvass of the area was conducted but did not lead to the suspect, he said.
However, video cameras in the bank at 1540 Route 59, near Theodore Street, did capture a "very good surveillance photo" that may be released Tuesday by the FBI, which is taking over the case from the Joliet Police Department, Trafton said.
The suspect is described as white, 5-foot-6, overweight and sporting a grey-and-black goatee, Trafton said. He was wearing jeans and a light blue polo shirt.
Trafton would not disclose if the teller was able to mark the stolen money in any way or able to place a GPS or dye-pack device that might help track the robber.