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Man robs bank in west suburban Winfield

Surveillance phosuspect who robbed Fifth Third Bank branch Winfield Thursday afternoon. / phofrom FBI

Surveillance photo of suspect who robbed the Fifth Third Bank branch in Winfield on Thursday afternoon. / photo from FBI

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WINFIELD — A man whose face was covered by a scarf robbed a west suburban bank early Thursday afternoon.

The robbery of the Fifth Third Bank at 1N111 County Line Road in Winfield about 11:50 a.m., according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde.

The robber, described by witnesses as a white man between 30 and 40 years old and about 5-foot-11 with dark eyes, wore a dark hat, dark coat, black gloves, and a bulky black and gray scarf that covered most of his face, according to the FBI.

He approached a teller and made a verbal demand for money, then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. There was no weapon displayed or threatened, and no injuries were reported.

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

There have been at least 32 bank robberies in the Chicago area this year, according to the FBI. Last year there were 218.

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