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Police investigate robbery incidents at downtown banks

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are investigating two robbery incidents that occurred Monday afternoon at two downtown banks.

According to police, at 2 p.m., the first person walked into the bank walked into BMO Harris Bank on South Main Street and demanded money. The suspect did not display a weapon, and no money was taken.

Officers were called to Illinois Bank & Trust on West State Street at 3:45 p.m. There, police say a suspect entered the bank, demanded money and was able to flee with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect did not display a weapon. 

Whether police believe the two incidents are related is not known.

No injuries were reported. 

Anyone with information is urged to call police. 

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