Police search for suspect in Belleville credit union robbery - KMOV.com

Police search for suspect in Belleville credit union robbery

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Metro-East bank on Thursday, and who may be connected to a similar robbery last month.

According to police, the suspect walked into the Catholic and Community Credit Union at 6100 West Main in Belleville around 2 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.

Police say the suspect did not use or imply he had a weapon, and fled on foot after stealing an undisclosed amount of money.

Officials described the suspect as a black male around 5'6" weighing 165-180 pounds with short cut hair, plaid shorts and wearing a black baseball hat.

Detectives are investigating a potential connection between the credit union robbery and a similar crime on May 9.

Anyone with information is asked to call Belleville Police at 618-234-1212 and contact Det. Kraft or Det. Thomason. CrimeStoppers (1-800-371-8477) is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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