Libertyville police officers responded about 9:46 a.m. Friday, April 23, 2021 to a report of an attempted armed robbery that occurred at the Harris Bank, 350 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville.
Police received a report that the offender brandished a handgun and attempted to take a bank deposit from a victim while the victim was in their vehicle. The male offender was unsuccessful in his attempt to take the bank deposit, and subsequently left the scene, according to the Libertyville Police Department. The male offender was last seen walking south from the area on foot. The victim did not initially report any injuries.
The male offender is described as being 20 to 30 years of age, less than 6 feet tall, approximately 160 LBS with a “darker complexion.” The male offender was last seen wearing a red shirt or sweatshirt, dark pants, a baseball hat and glasses.
The attempted armed robbery incident is still under investigation. The Libertyville police department urges anyone who may have information related to this attempted robbery incident to please call the Libertyville Police Department’s non-emergency phone number at 847–362-8310. The attempted armed robbery incident is still under investigation, according to a statement released by the Libertyville Police Department.
Area schools and some businesses were placed on a soft lockdown during the initial investigation. A K-9 unit from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office was also assigned to the scene to attempt to track the offender, and police set up a perimeter near the bank to search for the suspect in the neighborhood.
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