Evanston police and the FBI are looking for a lone gunman who held up the Fifth Third Bank at 2440 Main St. Saturday morning.

Police Commander Tom Guenther says that as bank employees arrived to prepare to open the bank a man followed one of the employees into the bank, produced a handgun and ordered the employees to open the bank’s vault.

The robber made most of the employees lay down on the floor while he made another one fill a cloth bag with cash from the vault.

Guenther says the robber fled with an undetermined amount of money in an unknown direction and that none of the bank employees were injured.

The robber is described as a black male, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4-inches tall, with a stocky build and medium complexion.

He was last see wearing a black knit hat, a black scarf, a dark winter coat, blue jeans and dark-colored shoes and was carrying a green or teal bag.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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