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Bank branch in Near West Side Jewel robbed

A bank branch inside a Jewel store on the Near West Side was robbed Saturday morning, authorities said.

About 10:15 a.m., a man handed a note announcing a robbery to a teller at the TCF Bank branch in the Jewel store at 1200 S. Ashland Ave., according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

The robber, described as a black man approximately 5-feet, 9-inches, tall and weighing 230 pounds, wearing a baseball cap, a button-down shirt and blue jeans, got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, Perez said. No one was injured in the bank robbery.

There have been at least 141 bank robberies in the Chicago area in 2012, according to the FBI. Last year’s total was 115.

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