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HAMMOND — Police are seeking charges against a 28-year-old Hammond man accused of robbing a Centier Bank branch Tuesday. 

At about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, a man wearing a black coat entered Strack & Van Til, 2635 169th St., where the bank location is housed, according to Hammond Police Lt. Steven Kellogg. 

The man entered the bank area, approached the teller and handed her a written wrote that demanded money, Kellogg said. 

The man fled the area after the teller complied, handing over money from the drawer, according to police. 

Police have reviewed surveillance footage of the incident. The man took about $180 cash. 

A suspect is in custody in connection with the incident. Formal charges are pending. 

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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.