Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

UPDATE: ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A woman is wanted for robbing a 5/3 bank in Rockford.

Police were called out to the 5/3 Bank on West Riverside around 11:15 this morning. Tellers say a heavyset black woman in her mid-20’s implied she had a weapon and made off with some cash.

Kevin Lyke was stunned that a run of the mill trip to the bank, quickly turned into a crime scene.

"Shocked, amazed that someone would try to rob 5/3 bank in broad daylight. it's uncalled for. totally its uncalled for. people trying to make an honest living today, and then somebody's going around stealing the money, trying to steal the money."

Police say the woman got away in a green sedan, possibly a Chevy Cavalier or a Pontiac. The front Driver’s side hubcap was missing. If you know who she might be, give Crime Stoppers a call at 1- 888-769-7867.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A bank on Rockford’s northwest side has been robbed.

The Fifth Third Bank on West Riverside near the Wal-Mart was robbed within the last hour.

We have a reporter on the scene. We’re told police are looking for a heavyset black woman in her 20’s who left on foot.

We’ll continue to update you as we learn more.


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