Urbana police make arrest in bank robbery

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URBANA - The Urbana Police Department has announced that officers have made an arrest in connection with a bank robbery that happened on July 3.

Urbana police say officers were dispatched to First Federal Savings Bank, located in the 300 block of West Springfield Avenue, at about 9:34 a.m. for a report of a bank robbery.  Upon arriving, officers were informed that the robber had already left the scene.

Authorities say the initial investigation into this incident revealed that a man wearing a white-colored cloth wrapped around his head entered the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.  After taking an undisclosed amount of money, police say the suspect left the bank on foot, and later got into a vehicle located away from the scene.

Shortly after this incident, Urbana police say a University of Illinois police officer found an individual who matched the description of the suspect leaving an apartment building on East Chalmers in Champaign.  The U of I police officer apprehended the individual, and allegedly found evidence of the robbery in the parking garage area of the apartment building, including a handgun matching bank surveillance video and cloth that was allegedly wrapped around the suspect's head.

Authorities say the individual taken into custody has been identified as Brian Bulliner, 29.  Bulliner faces a preliminary charge of armed robbery.  This incident is under investigation by the Urbana Police Department.

We will provide more details as they become available.

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