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Southwest Side bank robbed

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Updated: March 22, 2013 1:52PM



A man got away with an unknown amount of cash after robbing a bank Thursday in Chicago’s Ashurn community on the Southwest Side.

The robbery happened about 10:15 a.m. at the Fifth Third Bank in the 3200 block of West 87th Street, police said.

A man entered the bank, handed the teller a note and then ran away in an unknown direction, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. The note implied he had a weapon, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said, but police said no weapon was shown.

No one at the bank was injured, Mirabelli said.

The robber was described as a light-skinned black male wearing sunglasses and a black scarf.

There have been at least 34 bank robberies in the Chicago area this year, according to the FBI. In 2012 there were 218.



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