The robbery happened at the Glasford State Bank in Glasford just after 10:00 a.m. A bank employee, who was hiding in a basement bathroom was able to call 911. The suspect was armed with a knife and left the bank on foot with an unknown amount of cash.
Fulton County Sheriff's deputies pulled over a vehicle with a person who matched the description of the suspect near cemetery road and route nine near Canton. They determined that individual was not connected to the robbery.
Authorities also checked an area near Mapleton where a possible suspect was located, but found nothing related to the case.
The robbery forced Illini Bluffs schools to go on lockdown around 10:15.
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