Bank robbery reported near East Towne Mall Saturday morning

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police said they are investigating a strong armed robbery that happened at a Chase Bank on the city's east side Saturday morning. 

The suspect entered the bank on East Towne Boulevard around 10:40 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and threatening violence if there was no compliance, according to Chief Mike Koval's blog. The note indicated the person had a gun, but no weapon was seen.

The suspect received the money, took back the note and fled on foot, police said.

Police described the suspect as a white man in his mid-20s, and about 5 feet 3 inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a small straw hat over medium-length dark hair that possibly was a wig. He was also wearing sunglasses, a long sleeve blue flannel shirt over a dark blue T-shirt and tan pants.

The suspect was wearing a straw fedora hat with a brown hat band, a dark wig, sunglasses and a plaid, long-sleeve flannel shirt.

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