A short, stocky man armed with a note demanding money made off with somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000 Monday from from 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 , 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.