GALESBURG — Two Peoria-area residents are in custody in connection with a reported bank robbery Wednesday morning in downtown Galesburg.
Galesburg police Chief Dave Christensen said Wednesday afternoon that authorities are not looking for additional suspects.
The identity of the two in custody will not be released by authorities until the duo is formally charged, which could be in Knox County Circuit Court or at the U.S. District Court in Rock Island. The chief did say the two were from the Peoria area without elaborating.
The FBI is assisting Galesburg police in the reported robbery case just before 10 a.m. at First Mid Bank & Trust, 101 E. Main St. The two individuals were apprehended near Hardee's and Circle K on East Main Street about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Christensen said a Hardee's employee called police after noticing two individuals in the business "acting suspiciously."
"We were scouring the whole downtown area knowing these individuals might still be in the area. We had made businesses aware through the local media perhaps that this incident had occurred to look out for suspicious persons or individuals," he said.
No injuries were reported in the bank incident and Christensen, when asked Wednesday afternoon, declined to say if a weapon was used or how the robbery took place. Police were alerted by a "phone call from a bank employee followed up quickly by a panic alarm," Christensen said.
It is believed authorities may recover more evidence via at least one search warrant being sought Wednesday afternoon.
It has been at least a few years since the last bank robbery in Galesburg, as a local man took a plea deal in April 2016 for a 2014 bank robbery, according to Register-Mail archives.
That type of crime is a "very unusual occurrence ... here in Galesburg," according to Christensen.