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Police searching for bank robber in McHenry

Police released surveillance photos of the suspect who robbed the First Midwest Bank in McHenry.

The McHenry Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who robbed the First Midwest Bank Friday afternoon.

Police were called at 4 p.m. Friday to the First Midwest Bank, 4502 West Crystal Lake Road in McHenry, for a bank robbery. Officers secured the area and learned that the suspect handed a note to the teller demanding money.

McHenry Deputy Police Chief Thomas Walsh said that the offender is described as a white male in his 30s, 6-foot, average build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and sunglasses. The man had a goatee and mustache, police added.

No weapon was displayed and no one was injured during the robbery. The suspect fled the scene northbound from the front door of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

“The robbery investigation is ongoing and evidence collected from the scene will be examined. No offender has been taken into custody and no suspects have been identified as of the date of this release,” Walsh said.

The FBI was called to the scene and is working with the McHenry Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call authorities at 815-363-2599.