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Surveillance phoman who robbed North Community Bank branch 2758 W. Belmont Ave. Wednesday / Provided by FBI.

Surveillance photo of man who robbed the North Community Bank branch at 2758 W. Belmont Ave. Wednesday / Provided by the FBI.

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Updated: June 7, 2012 5:00AM



An unarmed man robbed a bank in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

A man in his 40s walked into the North Community Bank branch in the 2700 block of West Belmont Avenue and announced the robbery to a teller, though he did not show a weapon, according to the FBI.

He is described as a 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6-inch tall Hispanic man with long hair and a tattoo of a cross on his left arm, the FBI said. He had his head covered during the robbery.

The robbery happened about 1:20 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The man was seen fleeing westbound in a dark-colored or possibly black sedan on Henderson Street, which is a block north of Belmont.

He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, Alfaro said.



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