KANKAKEE — A man held up the West Kankakee branch of First Trust Bank shortly before the lobby closed at 5 p.m. Friday.

Kankakee Police posted pictures from the bank's surveillance system showing the man wearing an orange sweatshirt and baseball cap, sunglasses and a surgical mask.

The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money. He fled southbound on foot.

Chief Frank Kosman said investigators have been in touch with other agencies about recent robberies.

It was the second area bank robbed last week.

On Tuesday, the Iroquois Farmers State Bank in Watseka was held up by a white man wearing a fake beard and wig.

Watseka Police Chief Jeremy Douglas said investigators are working with other agencies in state and out of state that are investigating recent bank robberies in their areas.

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