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The FBI has been brought in to investigate a bank robbery Thursday afternoon that occurred blocks west of Purdue University Northwest’s Hammond campus.

Hammond police Lt. Steve Kellogg said police were dispatched at about 3:15 p.m. to BMO Harris Bank, 7250 Indianapolis Blvd., for a report of a robbery. 

Purdue University Northwest students were alerted of the robbery at about 3:45 p.m., according to a text/email alert sent out. Students were asked to avoid the area. 

Kellogg declined to say if any suspects have been apprehended, but noted investigators do not believe there is any threat to the community. 

This is a developing story. Go to nwi.com for updates. 

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Northlake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.