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Few clues in Albany bank robbery

Police working with FBI, other agencies on leads

ALBANY – More than a month after a man with a gun entered Albany’s First Trust and Savings Bank and walked away with more than $16,000, authorities are still looking for answers.

Albany Police Chief Wyatt Heyvaert said he has been working with the FBI to follow up on leads, but so far they’ve led nowhere.

Authorities have now turned to the Clinton Police Department to enhance blurred security camera footage of the holdup. Those images, Heyvaert said, will then be distributed to news outlets.

The bank, 209 S. Main St., has offered a $2,500 reward.

Just before 2 p.m. Feb. 28, a man threatened three tellers with a long-barrel revolver and demanded money before he disappeared into a black truck or SUV and drove north on state Route 84.

A teller in the drive-thru grabbed her keys and phone when she saw the man enter the bank and ran across the street to the post office, where she dialed 911, Heyvaert said.

The man was described as 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall, white, in his early 20s, and weighing 150 to 160 pounds. He was dressed in a black ski mask, a maroon hoodie, and blue jeans.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Albany Police Department at 309-887-4064 or the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department at 815-772-4044.

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