UPDATE: PNC Bank Robbed in Highland Park
Photos of the robbery released; robber not yet apprehended.
Update 1:06 p.m.: The Highland Park Police Department has issued a news release with the following information on this morning's PNC Bank robbery.
At 8:08 a.m. Thursday morning, a black male in his 20s walked into the bank's lobby and presented a note to the teller. The note implied the man had a gun and directed her to turn over the cash from the drawer. The teller complied.
The offender was last seen walking west on Central Avenue. He has not been located as of noon Thursday. There were no injuries as a result of the robbery.
Residents are encouraged by the Highland Park Police to report any unusual activity, but are urged not to approach anyone acting suspiciously.
Update 10:16 a.m.: More information about this morning's robbery and robber was just sent out by the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, who received it from Highland Park Police Investigator Scott Fishman:
Today at 8:10 a.m. the PNC Bank at Central and First Street was robbed. The robber gave the teller a note and implied a weapon. He also left some sort of device at the bank and it is being examined at this time by law enforcement.
The offender is described as a 5'8'', medium build, black male with glasses, possibly wearing a wig. He was also described as wearing dark pants and a dark jacket.
Update 10 a.m.: According to multiple sources, the PNC Bank robber has been described as a black man in his 20s.
Earlier: The PNC Bank on Central Avenue in Highland Park was robbed shortly after opening Thursday morning, according to Highland Park Police officers.
A press release will soon be available with more details about the incident. As of 9:30 a.m., Highland Park police officers set up a two-block perimeter from the scene of the crime. All schools within two blocks of the PNC are on lockdown.
A canine unit from North Chicago's Police Department was walking along Central Avenue while Highland Park officers looked through plants and bushes for anything the robber might have left behind after fleeing the bank.
An FBI agent was also at the scene, speaking with three of the bank's visibly shaken employees.
The robber was not the same as the one who robbed the Chase Bank earlier this month, according to Highland Park Police Detective Sean Curran.
Keep checking back for more information.