A second bank robbery in five days occurred here Saturday morning. Police are looking for the suspect.

This time the armed robbery was at First National Bank, 2750 N. Vermilion St.

Police Deputy Director Doug Miller said a black male walked into the bank lobby at 9:18 a.m.

He approached the tellers and announced that this was a robbery, Miller said. The man was armed with a handgun and had a bag with him.

There was one customer in the bank at the time. No one was injured.

After the suspect received money from the tellers, who put an undisclosed amount of money in the bag, the robber went out the front door and fled on foot toward the Village Mall.

The man is described as approximately 6 feet, 4 inches tall with a heavy build. Age is unknown.

Miller said the man had a mask over his face and wore a dark-colored blue or black cap, a dark shirt that was possibly forest green, dark sweatpants with a double white stripe and white tennis shoes.

Miller said it’s too early to tell if this robbery can be linked to any others in the city.

The suspect in a robbery Tuesday at United Community Bank, at Fairchild and Vermilion streets, is a white male.

The suspect in another robbery on June 23 at the Danville Consolidated Credit Union, 176 Eastgate Court, is a black male. A handgun also was involved.

“We can’t say at this point if there is any connection,” Miller said.

Robberies are a major concern to police, especially whenever weapons are displayed.

“Other communities have the same problems,” he said. “We’ve had more in recent weeks than we normally do.”

Miller said the police department is in communication with financial institutions about possible crimes.

“We have a group that meets every so often with law enforcement,” he said.

Miller said bank employees have been very professional during the robberies and are trained how to respond.

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