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Woman robs Libertyville bank branch at gunpoint

Authorites released this surveillance image of a woman suspected of robbing a Harris Bank branch in Libertyville on Monday. Photo from Libertyville police.

(LIBERTYVILLE) A woman robbed a Harris Bank branch at gunpoint late Monday morning in northwest suburban Libertyville.

Officers responded to a hold-up alarm at 11:23 a.m. at the Harris Bank branch at 354 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to a Libertyville police statement.

While en route, officers learned a woman had robbed the bank about five minutes earlier and had already run away, police said.

Authorities said she displayed a small, silver handgun, and handed a teller a note demanding money, police said. She got away with an unknown amount of cash.

She is described as a black woman in her mid- to late 30s with a dark complexion, police said. She was wearing a gray jacket with a gray hoodie, dark pants, black and white tennis shoes, and a multicolored scarf.

Police canvassed neighboring businesses, but no one was in custody as of late Monday afternoon, police said.

Anyone with information should call police at (847) 362-8310, or the FBI at (312) 421-6700.