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Man robs Portage Park bank

A man robbed Northwest Side bank Monday afternoon. / phofrom FBI

A man robbed a Northwest Side bank Monday afternoon. / photo from the FBI

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A man who talked about opening an account at a Portage Park neighborhood bank returned later to rob it, authorities said.

The man entered Plaza Bank, 5601 W. Belmont Ave., about 3:30 p.m. Monday and spoke to employees about opening an account, according to police and the FBI.

The man then left the bank, came back and handed a note to a teller demanding money, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. He then ran away westbound on Belmont with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber is described as a black man about 35, 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds, according to the FBI. He was wearing jeans, a hat and a short-sleeved shirt.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

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