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O’Fallon police searching for man they say robbed bank inside Schnucks

The 1st National Bank of Waterloo, inside the Schnucks grocery store on U.S. 50 in O’Fallon, was robbed at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Police released this photo and asked for the public’s help in identifying him.
The 1st National Bank of Waterloo, inside the Schnucks grocery store on U.S. 50 in O’Fallon, was robbed at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Police released this photo and asked for the public’s help in identifying him. O'Fallon Police Department

O’Fallon police are searching for a man they say robbed a 1st National Bank inside a Schnucks grocery store on Thursday afternoon.

Just before 1:30 p.m., police responded to an armed robbery call at the grocery store, 907 E. U.S. 50, a news release said. The suspect implied that he had a weapon and was last seen fleeing on foot northwest from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10 black male wearing a short-sleeved black polo, light-colored pants, dark sunglasses and a black and white St. Louis Cardinals ball cap with a white striped flat bill.

Anyone who might have information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact O’Fallon Police at 618-624-4545. Police warned that the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached if spotted.

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Hana Muslic: 618-239-2626, @h_muslic
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