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Shiloh bank robbed 5 minutes after attempted bank robbery in Belleville, police say

Shiloh police respond to Commerce Bank after robbery

Shiloh police were at the Commerce Bank in Shiloh after it was robbed Monday afternoon. Police have released security footage of the alleged robber.
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Shiloh police were at the Commerce Bank in Shiloh after it was robbed Monday afternoon. Police have released security footage of the alleged robber.

Shiloh police were investigating a bank robbery that occurred about five minutes after an attempted bank robbery in Belleville along the same road Monday.

According to police, a suspect attempted to rob PNC Bank in Belleville on Green Mount Commons Drive directly before a robbery at Shiloh’s Commerce Bank about four miles north.

In Shiloh, a suspect entered Commerce Bank at 4400 Green Mount Crossing Drive at about 1:13 p.m. and implied he had a weapon, but he did not display one, according to Shiloh police.

The suspect in the Shiloh robbery was described as a 30-to-40-year-old black man, approximately 6 feet tall with a stocky build and a goatee. He was wearing a yellow hat with an unknown emblem, a gray striped polo shirt, dark pants and dark shoes, according to police.

No one was injured during either incident.

In Shiloh, the suspect was seen fleeing on foot from the parking lot of the bank. Shiloh police said he entered a white passenger car and left the shopping complex.

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The Shiloh police department released surveillance photos of a suspect in a bank robbery on Monday. Provided

The Belleville Police Department was also investigating an attempted bank robbery at PNC Bank at 2500 Green Mount Road, about four miles away from Commerce Bank.

According to Belleville Lt. Col. Matt Eiskant, a suspect walked into PNC Bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller hit a silent alarm to alert police.

While waiting for the teller to gather money, the man left and got into a white vehicle.

About five minutes later, the Shiloh bank was robbed down the road, Eiskant said. The suspect at PNC Bank matched the description of the Shiloh robbery suspect.

Anyone with information about the Shiloh robbery can contact the Shiloh Police Department at 618-632-9047.

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