Photo released of suspect sought in Moline bank robbery

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MOLINE, Illinois — Police are searching for the suspect in an armed bank robbery.

The robbery was reported at American Bank and Trust on 41st Street near Avenue of the Cities on Friday, January 18, according to Detective Ryan Brownell, Moline High School’s liaison officer.   The call came in around 9:45 a.m. and there was a report that a gun was used.

Police said the bank robbery suspect remained at large.  The suspect was described as a white male, standing between 5-feet, 10-inches tall and six-feet tall.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sunglasses.

An image of the suspect was later released as well as a vehicle that police were looking for.

Because of the robbery investigation, three nearby schools were placed on a “passive” lockdown: Moline High School, Roosevelt Elementary School and Coolidge School, said Detective Brownell.  A “passive” lockdown means the outside doors are locked but classes resume as usual with restricted movement within the school.  The lockdowns were lifted around 11 a.m.

The FBI, Moline Police Department and East Moline Police Department were trying to figure out where the suspect fled.

There were no reported injuries.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Moline Police at 309-797-0401 or Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

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