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Robbers wearing nun masks took over Illinois bank

PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) -- Even federal authorities admit that a recent suburban Chicago bank heist looked like a scene from the movies.

FBI spokesman Ross Rice in Chicago says the TCF Bank branch in Palos Heights was robbed Sunday afternoon in a "takeover style" and the two offenders were wearing nun masks and habits like those featured in the film "The Town."

Bank surveillance photos provided by the FBI show a resemblance to the eerie plastic-faced disguises that have slits for eyes and were worn by robbers in the 2010 Ben Affleck film.

Authorities allege the robbers pulled out handguns and forced an employee to retrieve cash before they drove off.

Rice says authorities are investigating.

No arrests have been made.

A message left Monday for a TCF spokesman wasn't immediately returned.

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