Alton Police are investigating the robbery of the Laclede Community Credit Union in North Alton Thursday afternoon.  A lone male suspect walked into the banking center just after 2:30pm, demanded money, and then fled on foot.  The suspect escaped with an undetermined amount of cash and while he did not display a weapon, police say he implied that he was armed.  No one was injured.

There were about a half dozen employees, and three customers in the credit union at the time of the hold up.  Police officers responded to the robbery call within minutes and began a search of the surrounding area.  A canine officer and police dog were also called in to assist in the search, but the suspect remains on the loose.  Authorities described the suspect as a black male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing dark colored athletic style pants, a white shirt, a white hat, and dark sunglasses.  He was last seen running across the rear parking lot of the business toward Tibbitt Street.

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