Officials released images Tuesday showing a bank robbery suspect wanted for robbing the Great Lakes Credit Union, located at 3290 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan, Monday afternoon. | Background Photo: Google Street View

The FBI says they are searching for a suspect who implied he had a gun while robbing a local bank on Lewis Avenue in Waukegan Monday afternoon.

The Waukegan Police Department responded just after 4 p.m. Monday to the Great Lakes Credit Union, 3290 North Lewis Avenue in Waukegan.

Officers received a report of a panic alarm activated from the bank.

The bank had locked its doors and closed its drive-thru before officers arrived.

Officers confirmed the bank had been robbed and the suspect had already fled the scene.

The FBI’s Chicago Field Office said they responded to the bank to begin investigating.

A spokesperson for the FBI said the suspect is described as a male black, approximately 20-40 years old, 5-foot-6 and approximately 170 pounds.

The suspect displayed a demand note to the teller and implied he had a handgun.

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He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with the word “Alabama” on the front, a dark blue or purple t-shirt under the sweatshirt and faded and torn dark-colored jeans.

The suspect was wearing navy blue and white Jordan shoes with the number “23” on the back heel, the FBI said.

He is described as having a beard and mustache along with a receding hairline.

No injuries were reported during the robbery and the suspect fled on foot. He is currently at large and not in custody.

Authorities did not say how much money was taken in the robbery.

The FBI released surveillance photos of the suspect and is asking the public for help in identifying him.

Those who wish to provide information can do so anonymously by calling 312-421-6700 or visiting