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Police are on the search for a male suspect following an armed robbery of a Gary bank on Saturday.

At 12:15 p.m. on Saturday police responded to an armed robbery at First Midwest Bank on Ridge Road in Gary.

The suspect pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the teller and demanded cash before fleeing northbound on Ridge Road, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect is a white male, slim build, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches and wearing a black headscarf, a white T-shirt with a long-sleeved athletic shirt underneath, black jogging pants and grey and black Converse gym shoes.

Sources close to the investigation said that a Lake County police officer was stationed at the bank at the time of the robbery.

Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez said he could not comment as the investigation is ongoing.

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