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Possible correlation between Wednesday bank robbery, other recent robberies, QPD says

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(Suspect photos courtesy of Quincy Police Department) (Suspect photos courtesy of Quincy Police Department)
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

(UPDATE: Authorities arrested a suspect in connection with this robbery on January 10, 2013 in Florida. Click here to read the latest information.)

Quincy police have enlisted the help of multiple agencies as they continue to search for a suspect in a Wednesday afternoon bank robbery at First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust at 3233 Broadway.

Lt. Jason Simmons says the Quincy Police Department is working with the Illinois Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center, FBI and police agencies in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

"Based on information and video received from multiple agencies, QPD is investigating a possible correlation between our incident and bank robberies occurring in the tri-state area since late November," Simmons said.

The robbery occurred just around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The suspect is described as an African-American male, thin in build, in his late 20s. He was last seen wearing black rimmed glasses, a blue stocking cap, a red fleece and gray sweatpants.

He was seen heading west from the scene.

Police say the suspect walked in and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash. Police say there was no visible weapon.

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