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BMO Bank on Route 59 robbed Monday afternoon

Plainfield police and FBI responded to the robbery

Law enforcement arrive at the BMO Harris Bank at the corner of Route 59 and Plainfield Road Monday afternoon to investigate a robbery.
Law enforcement arrive at the BMO Harris Bank at the corner of Route 59 and Plainfield Road Monday afternoon to investigate a robbery.

Plainfield police and the FBI responded to the BMO Harris Bank at the corner of Route 59 and Lockport Street for a robbery late Monday afternoon.

Police were already at the bank when a woman identifying herself as an FBI agent arrived about 5 p.m.

The FBI would provide no information on the robbery Monday, directing questions to the Bureau’s Bank Robbers website.

The page had no information on the Plainfield incident Monday evening. Plainfield police Sgt. Mike Fisher, the department’s spokesman, didn’t respond to a phone message.

The bank is across the street from Plainfield Academy.

The same BMO Harris Bank was robbed less than five years ago.

In August 2014, Kenneth Matlock, now 39, approached a teller and implied he was armed.

“After taking cash, he fled the bank and was seen by an alert citizen who thought it was suspicious and called it in,” Police Chief John Konopek said at the time.

Matlock pleaded guilty in February 2015 and was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

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