Police were searching Thursday afternoon for a man who robbed two U.S. Bank locations inside Schnucks stores in Collinsville and Edwardsville.
The Collinsville bank at 501 Belt Line Road was robbed about 2:15 p.m., Collinsville Police Lt. Eric Zaber.
Collinsville police believe the same suspect robbed the U.S. Bank at 2222 Troy Road in Edwardsville about 1:30 p.m.
The suspect in the Collinsville robbery is described as a white, heavyset male, who was wearing dark-framed glasses, a long-sleeve, button-style denim shirt, blue jeans and a maroon hat.
Although the suspect inferred he had a weapon, no one was injured during the robbery.
Police said the suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.
Police did not immediately know how much money was stolen.
Edwardsville Police Lt. Scott Evers said in a news release the suspect in the Edwardsville robbery approached a teller and handed a note demanding money.
The suspect left on foot from the store with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect in the Edwardsville robbery was described as a white male, 6-foot, 210 to 220 pounds with a stocky build and in his mid to late 20s. He was wearing a maroon ball cap, dark Oakley-style sunglasses, long-sleeve denim shirt buttoned up and jeans.
No one was hurt in the robbery and no weapon was displayed. Edwardsville police have released a photo of the suspect.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Edwardsville Sgt. Dennis Gunderson at 656-2131; Collinsville Lt. Todd Link at 344-2131, ext. 5126, or via his email, firstname.lastname@example.org; Collinsville Major Dave Roth, 344-2131, ext. 5120; or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.
Also on Thursday, authorities were investigating a bank robbery in O'Fallon, Mo., but Collinsville Major Tom Coppotelli said detectives do not believe this robbery is related to the two metro-east robberies.