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Hooded, masked suspect sought after robbery at Chase location in Cary

Man implied he had weapon

CARY – A hooded, masked man wearing a wig walked into a Cary bank Friday afternoon and robbed the place, according to authorities.

Cary police were called about 3 p.m. to Chase Bank, 300 Route 14, for a report of a robbery, Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff said.

A man walked into the bank, approached the teller counter and presented a note demanding money, Naydenoff said. The man implied he had a weapon, but no one inside the bank saw a weapon, police said.

“There was a robbery,” Naydenoff said. “A weapon was implied, but not displayed.”

The man left with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. He was last seen walking west from the front of the building.

No one was injured in the robbery.

The offender is described as a light-skinned thin man, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall. He wore light blue shoes with white soles, blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, a camouflage baseball-style hat, sunglasses, black-knit gloves and a long, dark brown or black wig.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit assisted on the scene. Deputies would not comment on the incident. The Cary Police Department also was assisted by the FBI’s Chicago field office.

The bank remained closed Friday afternoon. Yellow police tape blocked the bank entrance.

Nationwide, there were 4,251 bank robberies reported in 2016, according to statistics from the FBI.

Friday is the most common day of the week for a robbery. Of those 4,251 robberies, 913 happened on a Friday – that’s more than any other day of the week, according to the FBI.

Anyone with information about the offender or the incident is encouraged to call the Cary Police Department at 847-639-2341, the Cary-Grove Area Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-7867 and the FBI’s Chicago office at 312-421-6700.

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