Urbana police investigating Friday afternoon bank robbery

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URBANA - The Urbana Police Department is seeking the public's help in its investigation into a bank robbery that took place Friday afternoon.

Urbana police say officers were dispatched to the First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust on South Vine Street at about 2:48 p.m. for a report of a robbery.  According to the preliminary investigation into the robbery, the suspect entered the bank from the south doors, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.  After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the bank on foot, traveling south, then west.

Urbana police say the suspect is described as a white male in his 50s with white hair, a medium build, and standing 5'6" tall.  The suspect was wearing an orange face mask, sunglasses, a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt, and blue jeans, and was carrying a black duffel bag.  Police say the suspect removed his mask and put on a baseball cap after leaving the bank.  We have included still images depicting the suspect.

No injuries were reported in this incident.  The Urbana Police Department says the investigation into the robbery is ongoing, and involves the FBI.  If you have any information, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 373-8477.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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