Quincy bank robbery suspect still at large

The bank's video camera captured this photo at the time of the Dec. 26 robbery. (Photo courtesy Quincy Police Department)
Posted: Jan. 7, 2013 11:33 am Updated: Jan. 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

The Quincy Police Department says it is still looking for a man who robbed a Quincy bank in late December.

A source told the Herald-Whig earlier Monday morning that a man wanted in connection with the Dec. 26 robbery of the First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust branch was taken into federal custody over the weekend. Quincy police Lt. Dina Dreyer said that the man was still at large.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken by a man described as a black male in his mid- to late 20s, about 6 feet tall with a thin build at the facility located at 3233 Broadway.

Officers responded at 3:59 p.m. to a robbery call at the bank. The suspect gave the teller a note and told the teller that it was a robbery. Quincy police said the man did not display a weapon, and no one was hurt during the heist. Two customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

Quincy police investigators are working with the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center, the FBI and police agencies in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Investigators are looking at a possible correlation between the Quincy holdup and bank robberies in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa since late November.