(STMW) — Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank at gunpoint Tuesday evening in northwest Indiana.
The suspect entered through the back doors of the Fifth Third Bank branch at 6760 Broadway in Merrillville, Ind., about 5:30 p.m., according to a statement from the FBI.READ MORE: New Illinois Laws To Protect Sex Crime Victims' Privacy Take Effect Jan. 1
The man, armed with a black handgun, ordered bank employees to the floor and stole an undisclosed amount of money before running out, according to the statement.
He is described as a 6-foot, 170-pound black man with a clean-shaven face. He was wearing a black jacket with light gray shoulders and a hood; blue jeans and tan work/military style boots.
The FBI said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cloudy Overnight With Snow Flurries For Some
Anyone with information should call the Merrillville office of the FBI at (219) 942-4900 or Merrillville police at (219) 769-3531, ext. 347.
The robbery is the first in the Chicago area since Jan. 24, according to the FBI. So far, there have been 19 bank robberies in 2015.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
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