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CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- Police are investigating a report of a robbery that took place at approximately 2:35 p.m. today at Prairie State Bank and Trust, 1820 18th St near Casey's General Store, according to the Charleston Police Department. 

According to an Alert EIU (Eastern Illinois University) message sent at 3:10 p.m, Charleston police responded to an armed robbery at the bank at 2:40 p.m.

Alert EIU message says the suspect of the alleged robbery was described as a short white male wearing a dark red shirt and khaki pants. He was wearing glasses and a Nascar hat with the number 88.  

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The message notes that he fled on foot west bound in the direction of the EIU campus. 

Those with any information regarding this incident, are urged to contact the Charleston Police Department at 217-345-0060.

More information will be given as soon as available.  

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Jarad Jarmon is a reporter for the JG-TC. He covers the city of Charleston, Eastern Illinois University, Mattoon schools and the Regional Office of Education.

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