The Madison County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man believed to have robbed a bank in Alhambra on Tuesday afternoon.
The bank was robbed at 1:43 p.m. by a man with a gun. According to police, the suspect, who is described as a black man wearing a gray hoodie, white hat and dark pants, walked through the front door of the National Bank at 502 E. Main St. in Alhambra waving a gun and demanded cash from an employee. The employee complied with the demand and the man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot.
No one was injured in the robbery. Sheriff's officers and a K-9 unit from Collinsville were called and crime scene technicians from the Illinois State Police processed the scene. The FBI has been notified of the robbery, according to Madison County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Maj. Brad Wells
The Alhambra Primary School was on lockdown for about two hours after the armed bank robbery a few blocks away Tuesday afternoon.
According to the office of the superintendent of the Highland Community Unit School District, police ordered the school, which is at 302 W. Main St., to go on lockdown at 2:15 p.m. About 4 p.m. police gave the school the all clear and students were allowed to leave.
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