Police investigate bank robbery Peoria's north side (with photos)

By WEEK Producer

September 20, 2013 Updated Sep 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Police are investigating an armed robbery at a north side bank. It is the latest in a series of violent incidents throughout the city

Police responded to First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust, at 1021 Bird Ave. at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

There were no customers and just two employees inside the bank at the time of the robbery.

Witnesses told police that a man with a silver pistol demanded money and then fled the scene.

No suspects have been named at this time, but police have a detailed description of the robber.

“The suspect is described as a tall black male, probably 6'3" to 6'4", muscular build. He was wearing a silvery gray business-type suit, with a white t-shirt or dress shirt underneath with a t-shirt collar,” said Peoria Police Captain Mike Scally.

Captain Scally said the suspect also has gold teeth.

As always, anyone with information is encouraged to call police or crime stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

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