Evanston Police say the U.S. Bank at 1325 Howard St.was robbed shortly after 3 p.m. this afternoon.

Police say a man entered the bank and approached a teller window presenting a note demanding money. After the teller handed over about $3,000 in cash, the robber reportedly left the bank on foot westbound.

The robber is described as a while male in his late 20’s, 6-foot-2-inches tall with a thin build and blond hair, wearing a black blazer, dark shirt and dark colored jeans.

A black blazer that may have been worn by the offender was discovered in the west alley of the 7500 block of North Western Avenue in Chicago by officers searching the area shortly after the initial report.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded to the scene to investigate the incident. No injuries were reported during this robbery and a weapon was never displayed during this incident. Police searched the area and at this point in time, the offender is still at large.

Anyone with information regarding this bank robbery are asked to either call the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Chicago Field Division at 312-421-6700, or use the Evanston Police Department’s Text-a-Tip program by texting anonymously to CRIMES (274637) with EPDTIP in the message line.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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