NEW BADEN — New Baden police have released screen shots from surveillance video that show the two armed men who allegedly robbed First Federal Savings Bank on Tuesday morning. The faces of the robbers were obscured with ski masks and hoodies.
The bank, which is about a quarter-mile from the police station, was robbed at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Police Chief Mike Riley said.
The robbers took an undetermined amount of cash and got away on foot. No one was injured in the robbery.
Riley said his office along with Illinois State Police and the FBI were looking for two black males who wore ski masks and displayed handguns. The robbers fled through the front door of the bank on foot.
"We have canvassed the neighborhoods and nobody saw anything," Riley said early in the day. "We don't think they're still in the neighborhood."
The bank is located at 1200 E. Hanover St.
One suspect was described as wearing a light hoodie which appeared to have the word "AVILA" on the front and blue jeans and the other suspect was described as wearing a dark hoodie and black sweat pants. Both were described as having a slim build.
Officers from the New Baden Police Department, Trenton police, Breese police, Germantown police, Clinton County Sheriff's Department, and the Illinois State Police Patrol and Air Division responded to the robbery.
As a matter of routine, local schools were temporarily placed on lockdown. No threat to the schools was ever determined, and the lock down was dropped after several hours.
The robbery remains under investigation by the New Baden Police Department and the FBI. Clinton County Crime Stoppers has posted a reward leading to the arrest of the fugitives. Anyone having information is urged to contact the Clinton County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-918-8911, New Baden Police Department at 618-588-7741 or the local office of the FBI.
Riley said the same bank was robbed about 10 years ago.