Evanston police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the robber brandished a knife and demanded cash from the teller at the Huntington Bank branch in the Jewel-Osco store in the 2400 block of Howard Street.

The robbery occurred about 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday and no injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white man between 5 feet, 5 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 200 to 240 pounds and between 35 and 50 years of age.

He had short blond hair and possible reddish blond facial hair.

He was wearing a black baseball hat with a red bull logo, black sunglasses, black sweatshirt with the white outline of a leaping cat, blue pants a blue surgical mask and gray gloves.

If you believe you have information about this investigation or the identity of the offender, please contact the Evanston Police Detective Bureau at 847-866-5040, the FBI Chicago at 312-421-6700, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) and then start your message with EPDTIP.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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