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No arrests made in bank robbery

Press Photo by Ashley Martin Lt. Rod Banyai talks about a Dickinson robbery at a press conference at the city Law Enforcement Center Tuesday. The robbery occurred Monday at U.S. Bank in Dickinson.

No one has been arrested for a Monday evening robbery of U.S. Bank in Dickinson and a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction of the man involved, police said Tuesday.

A man believed to be armed with a gun allegedly robbed the bank, located at Second Street West, at about 5 p.m., Dickinson Police Lt. Rod Banyai said.

Police do not believe the man is a threat to the public but Banyai asks the public to "be aware of their surroundings."

The man entered the bank through the back door at closing time, Banyai said.

The front doors were locked before the robbery, but Banyai would not say whether the back door was locked.

He also would not say what or how much the robber got away with.

Two employees were reportedly in the building at the time and nobody was injured, Banyai said.

"Everybody's doing fine," said Tim Hennessy, regional president for U.S. Bank.

Hennessy declined to comment further.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male between the ages of 45 and 50 with sandy-blond hair. He is reportedly about 6 feet tall and between 180 and 200 pounds. The robber was reportedly wearing brown clothes, black gloves and a hood concealing most of his face.

Police don't know if a vehicle was involved, Banyai said.

"At this time, we don't have any information as far as a vehicle description or anything," Banyai said. "He did leave on foot, yes."

Information indicates the robber acted alone, but more people could be involved, Banyai said.

Authorities are looking through surveillance video, Banyai said.

U.S. Bank is offering a reward of $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved, according to DPD.

Authorities canvassed the neighborhoods Monday night and Tuesday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation, which Banyai said is normal for a robbery.

"We're also asking that if anybody has seen anything that they think might be relevant, contact the Dickinson Police Department or the office of the Bismarck FBI. Even if they're not sure, they should contact us," he said.

To share information with authorities, call 701-456-7759 for DPD or 612-376-3200 for the FBI.

The last armed robbery in Dickinson occurred in January 2008. The last bank robbery in the city occurred at Liberty National Bank in March of 1991, Banyai said.