This week Rockford Area Crime Stoppers joins forces with the FBI and the Rockford Police dept. as we seek your help in solving a bank robbery which took place at the National City Bank located at 4615 East State Street in Rockford.

The robbery took place at approximately 2:34 on Friday January 13, 2006. The surveillance camera pictures show the armed black male robber as he approaches the money.

Upon receiving the money, he fled the bank on foot. The suspect is a black male, in his late 20's or early 30's. 5'10” to 6 feet tall and weighed between 160 - 170-pounds. He had a thick mustache and thin beard. He was wearing a black leather jacket, large sweat pants and a dark colored cap.

Rockford area Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $1000 for information which solves crimes and leads to the arrest of fugitives. If you have information regarding this bank robbery, please call the local office of the FBI at 815-987-9833 or Crime Stoppers at 963-7867, or toll free 1-888-769-STOP.

Remember, Crime Stoppers phone lines do not have caller ID and we never ask your name.