McHenry Police Investigating Attempted Bank Robbery at First National Bank

White man wearing dark clothes displayed what appeared to be a handgun at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday,at First National Bank of McHenry.

Photograph of man who allegedly attempted to rob a McHenry Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photo: McHenry Police Department.
Photograph of man who allegedly attempted to rob a McHenry Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Photo: McHenry Police Department.
McHenry Police are searching for a white man they believe attempted to rob the First National Bank of McHenry at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. 

Police were called to the bank located at 612 S. Route 31 in McHenry, to the report of a robbery, according to a news release by McHenry Deputy Police Chief John Birk. 

Officers arrived on the scene, secured the area and confirmed an attempted robbery had just occurred, the release states. 

Witnesses said the suspect entered the bank and approached the bank teller counter. At that time, he displayed what appeared to be a handgun, police said. 

The man, described to be between 5'9" to 5'11" in height with medium build, then left the bank without obtaining any money. The offender fled the scene on foot. 

No injuries were reported during the course of the incident.

The suspect was wearing dark blue or black pants, black jacket with a white or grey hooded sweater shirt underneath, black hat, red bandana over his face, sunglasses and white shoes, police said. 

The McHenry Police are asking for the assistance of the community in identifying the offender of this crime. 

Anyone with information about this crime or recognition of the subject in the photo is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the McHenry Police Department at 815-363- 2599.

Those wishing to pass along anonymous information are encouraged to call the McHenry Police Tip line at 815-363-2124. All calls made to the tip line are anonymous as Caller ID is not used.

The robbery investigation is ongoing and evidence collected from the scene will be examined. No offender has been taken into custody and no suspect has been identified as of the date of this release.


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