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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Police continue search for Delavan bank robber

By Ted Sullivan/The Week

A man used a threatening note to rob a downtown bank Friday afternoon and escaped on foot with an unknown amount of cash.

This is a photo from the bank's security camera of the robber.
Delavan Police Chief Tim O'Neill said the suspect walked into Anchor Bank, 500 E. Walworth Ave., at about 2 p.m. and "threatened the use of force" against a bank clerk.

The man was not armed, O'Neill said, and he was handed large bills before leaving the bank in an unknown direction.

No arrests have been made, but police have pictures of the suspect from the bank's video cameras, O'Neill said.

Terry Mayer/The Week
Walworth county offers and K9 unit searching for the robbery suspect of Anchor Bank in Delavan of nearby residents.
The suspect was described as being white, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10, with dark hair. He was wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt with a Chicago Bears logo, a gray baseball cap with a Dodge logo, blue jeans and bright white shoes.

One block of Fifth Street was closed from Walworth Avenue to McDowell Street after the robbery. Yellow police tape surrounded the bank. About 10 patrol cars and other police vehicles responded to the scene.

A Walworth County Sheriff's Office police dog followed tracks from the bank down Fifth Street. Deputies also knocked on doors in the neighborhood.

Dozens of residents in the neighborhood walked outside to watch the commotion. People interviewed on the street hadn't witnessed the suspect running away.

A representative of Anchor Bank declined to comment.



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