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      FBI, police see possible connection in Quincy bank robbery

      Police are investigating a possible connection between a Wednesday bank robbery and several late-November robberies in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.

      The First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, 3233 Broadway, was robbed at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money and has not been found as of noon Thursday.

      The investigation has expanded and now involves numerous federal and state law enforcement agencies including the Illinois Statewide Terrorist and Intelligence Center, the FBI and police departments from all three states.

      The suspect is a thin black male, 6 feet tall and is in his mid-to-late 20s. He was wearing a blue stocking cap, red jacket or fleece, gloves, black rimmed glasses and grey sweat pants.

      Bank tellers told police the suspect ran westbound and possibly entered a building following the robbery.

      Officers searched nearby parking lots and inside various businesses around the mall and the residential area north of the mall and found no one who met the description.

      The bank remained on lock down Wednesday evening as officers looked over surveillance video.

      Police said that they don't believe the suspect remained in the area.

      Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Quincy Police Department at 228-4470.