Police seek suspect in four Bloomington bank robberies


Bloomington police are asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in four bank robberies.

The robberies occurred at three separate banks since early December. The Old National Bank at 2801 Buick-Cadillac Drive on the east side of Bloomington has been robbed on two separate occasions. Those robberies occurred on December 20 and January 4.

Detectives say in each robbery, the suspect has shown a note to the teller demanding money, however, weapon has been displayed and no injuries have been reported. The suspect has fled on foot after each robbery.

The suspect in the robberies is described as a white male, 5'7"-6'0" tall, weighing 150-170 pounds with a thin build. His age has not been determined and he has covered his head and face and worn sunglasses during each robbery.

"While there are similarities in the physical descriptions and the manner in which the robberies are committed, investigators have not concluded that all of the incidents are related," police wrote in a release.

The other robberies occurred at the People's State Bank at 200 E. Kirkwood Avenue (December 6) and the Regions Bank at 476 S. Liberty Drive (December 26).

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Brandon Lopossa at 812-349-3318 or the Bloomington Police Department at 812-339-4477.

Another robbery reported

Another robbery was reported Friday evening at the IU Credit Union at 17th Street and Dunn Street in Bloomington.

IU Police say a white male, 5'11" with brown hair and eyes told tellers he was armed, but never showed a weapon. The man was wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket and black tennis shoes with an orange stripe.

The suspect was last see running west toward Dunn Street.

Police are urging residents in the area to exercise caution and be alert to suspicious activity. Residents should contact local law enforcement if they notice something suspicious.

It is not known if this latest robbery is connected to the previous robberies in any way.