CHICAGO — A man robbed a TCF Bank branch Monday afternoon in South Deering and left his backpack, prompting an investigation of the bag's contents before police declared the scene safe, authorities said.
The robbery happened at the TCF Bank inside Jewel, 1655 E. 95th St., according to the FBI.
A man walked into the bank about noon and gave a note to a teller that suggested he had a weapon, though none was seen, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde.
The man got cash from a bank employee and left on foot, but he left a backpack behind, she said.
Police were investigating the bag as a "suspicious package," said Officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police spokesman. Hyde said the scene has since been declared safe.
The suspect was described by the FBI as a black man in his 20s, 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-3 in height and weighing 135 to 145 pounds. He was wearing a tan winter coat and a black skull cap during the robbery, the FBI said.
Anyone with information can contact police or the FBI's Chicago office at 312-421-6700.