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Evanston police are searching for a man who robbed the BMO Harris bank branch at 1638 Maple Ave. around noon today.

The robber, described as a clean-shaven male in his 20s, reportedly didn’t show a weapon or claim that he had one during the robbery.

He’s said to have walked east on Church Street after leaving the bank, and police were checking downtown train stations and shops as they searched for the suspect.

Update 12:31 p.m.: Police were also searching in the area just northwest of the South Boulevard Purple Line station after a man jumped off the train platform and fled as officers investigating the bank robbery arrived on the scene.

Update 1 p.m.: A police dog is now being used in the search for the robbery suspect in the area of Callan Avenue north of South Boulevard.

Update 1:15 p.m.: Police have taken a suspect in the robbery into custody in a townhouse at 600 South Blvd., after a neighbor reported the unit’s door was unexpectedly locked with a deadbolt from the inside.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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