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Woman shot during bank robbery in Bolingbrook

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Authorities released this suveillance image of a man suspected of robbing a Bolingbrook bank Monday. / photo from FBI. Authorities released this suveillance image of a man suspected of robbing a Bolingbrook bank Monday. / photo from FBI.
A woman was shot during a bank robbery in Bolingbrook Monday. / Photo from NVP. A woman was shot during a bank robbery in Bolingbrook Monday. / Photo from NVP.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A bank employee was shot by a masked man who robbed a southwest suburban bank early Monday afternoon.

Police responded to the First Midwest Bank at 450 N. Bolingbrook Rd. in Bolingbrook just before noon, Lt. Mike Rompa of the Bolingbrook police said.

Police were advised that a gun was fired and that a female employee of the bank was shot in the arm, he said. The FBI called it a “takeover” robbery.

The suspect then ran away and police are still searching, Rompa said.

The victim was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and she has since been released, authorities said.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, about 6 feet and 190 pounds, with a thinn build, according to the FBI.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, red Chicago Bulls baseball hat and black bandanna with white markings, Rompa said.

The hat had a Chicago Bulls logo on it, according to the FBI.

Just across the street, at 134 E. Boughton Rd., a Portillo's restaurant was locked down for about an hour, an employee of the store said. No one was allowed to leave or enter the store.

The FBI is leading the investigation, Rompa said.

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