Second Elgin bank robbed in less than a week

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A bank was robbed Thursday morning in Elgin, the second bank robbery in the northwest suburb in less than a week.

Someone walked into the Union National Bank branch at 101 E. Chicago St. about 10 a.m. and demanded money, according to Elgin police.

The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. No one was hurt.

He was described as 6-foot-2, 190-pound white man with a bald head, green eyes and clean-shaven face, according to the FBI. He was wearing a dark Adidas sweatshirt.

Elgin detectives are investigating, along with the FBI.

On Monday, a man robbed a PNC Bank branch at 28 N. Grove St. in Elgin about 10 a.m., authorities said.

He made a threatening demand for money and got away with an undisclosed amount, authorities said.

The suspect in that robbery was described as a 35-year-old black man, between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-1, and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hat, sunglasses and gray or tan fleece.

Anyone with information about either of the robberies is asked to call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

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