A bank in Waukegan was robbed at gunpoint on Monday for the second time in a matter of weeks. The suspect appeared to be the same as from the first robbery.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said they were notified around 5 p.m. Monday of an armed robbery at Old National Bank, 1201 Golf Road in Waukegan.
A spokesperson for the FBI said a male entered the bank while armed with a handgun.
The suspect displayed the gun, the spokesperson said.
The suspect verbally demanded money from the teller, the spokesperson said.
The FBI said the suspect was described as a male black, thin build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark beanie style hat, jeans and dark-colored shoes.
No injuries were reported and the suspect fled the scene. He is not yet in custody.
On December 30, the FBI responded to the same bank branch for an armed robbery around 5:25 p.m.
During that incident, a male entered the bank while armed with a handgun and pointed the gun toward an employee.
The suspect, who entered the bank with a duffle bag, demanded money from the teller, an FBI spokesperson said at the time.
No injuries were reported and the man fled the scene.
A source told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that employees believe the same suspect committed both robberies.
The FBI has not said whether they believe the same suspect committed both robberies.
The FBI said the unidentified man or men should be considered armed and dangerous.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects.
Anyone with information should contact the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at 312-421-6700.
The public can report tips anonymously by calling the number and also submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov.