COLUMBIA, IL. (KMOX) – Police in Columbia Illinois are searching for a bandit believed to be a woman who robbed the Commerce Bank in Columbia, Illinois.

Police say the woman (or man with very heavy makeup and a grey wig) walked into the bank located at 995 Columbia Centre, around 1:02 p.m. on Monday.

She handed the teller a note stating that she had a gun and she wanted money. The teller complied and gave the suspect an unknown amount of cash.

Police say the suspect was inside the bank for just over a minute and a half before leaving through a door that led to an adjoining grocery store, The Market Place.

If you have information you are asked to contact Columbia Police at 618-281-5151 or the F.B.I. at 618-394-5630


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