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STEVE APPS, STATE JOURNAL ARCHIVES

A bank on the Near West Side was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning by a man wearing a face mask.

The robbery was reported at about 10:30 a.m. at Associated Bank, 1720 Monroe St., Madison police said.

Nobody was injured.

The suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A WiscAlert went out on the UW-Madison campus because of the close proximity of the bank to the university, but police said a short time later the suspect was no longer in the area and posed no threat to the campus.

The suspect is a black male in his late teens to early 20s, thin build, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red zipper, black athletic pants and the facemask during the robbery.

On Feb. 2, a man with a similar description robbed Old National Bank on Midvale Boulevard. Police didn't say if there was connection between the two robberies.

Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.