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More details have emerged about the bank robbery in Clinton Friday afternoon.


At approximately 3:56 P.M. Clinton Police responded to the report of a robbery at the DeWitt Savings Bank located at 302 West Main Street, Clinton.


Picture Right: Authorities block off portions of the community near the bank. 

Arriving officers learned that at approximately 3:50 P.M. a lone black male entered the bank, approached a teller station and presented a handwritten note demanding money. After a brief exchange, the bank employee complied with the suspect's demands and the suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.


No weapons were displayed during the robbery and no one was injured.


The suspect is described as a tall, slender black male, mid to late 20's or early 30's wearing dark jeans, a dark long sleeved shirt, mirrored aviator style sunglasses and a multi-colored or camouflage bucket hat bearing a Chicago Bulls logo.


The suspect has a square postage stamp style tattoo on his right hand.


The suspect fled the bank on foot to a vehicle parked nearby. The suspect vehicle is described as an older model white passenger car, possibly a Mercury Grand Marquis or Ford Crown Victoria with a partial license plate of "V10".


The suspect fled west at a high rate of speed through residential neighborhoods.


Clinton Police are being assisted in the investigation by the Dewitt County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police Zone 5 Investigations, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Clinton Police Department at 217-935-9441 or Clinton Area Crime Stoppers at 217-935-3333.


All suspects are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.  

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