FBI Searching for Sherman Bank Robbery Suspect

By Benjamin Cox on September 14, 2021 at 9:07am

U.S. Marshals and the FBI are now on the look out for a woman who robbed a bank on Illinois Route 29 in Sherman yesterday afternoon.

According to several Springfield media outlets, a short, white female with pink hair wearing a mask and a plaid shirt walked into the Alliance Community Bank at located at 5530 North Street on Route 29 carrying a box at approximately 2:30PM. She allegedly told bank tellers that the box contained a bomb.

She took an undetermined amount of cash from the tellers before leaving the location towards Andrew Road on foot. No vehicle description and no other suspect information has been released at this time.

The Illinois Secretary of State Bomb Squad and the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office initially investigated the scene. The Illinois State Police used helicopters to provide surveillance of nearby cornfields. U.S. Marshals and the FBI based in Springfield took over the investigation at around 7:30 last night.

If you have any information on the person in this incident, contact FBI Springfield at 217-522-9675.