Elmhurst Police and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery reported at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday at Inland Bank at 539 S. Spring Road in Elmhurst, according to a city of Elmhurst press release.
Police said a white male wearing a mask entered the bank demanding money and then fled on foot. The offender fled to the intersection of Montrose and Saylor and entered a white or silver SUV that was waiting at the intersection, according to the news release.
Witnesses told police a dye pack exploded, "possibly contaminating the offender as he entered the vehicle," according to the news release.
Several schools were placed on lockdown while police conducted a search of the area. The schools notified were Lincoln Elementary School, Bryan Middle School, Madison School and Jackson Elementary School.
Agents from the FBI are currently on the scene and will be the lead agency handling the investigation in cooperation with the Elmhurst Police Department.
Patch will update with more information as it becomes available.