Valparaiso police investigate attempted bank robbery

Valparaiso police have released this image of a suspect in a Dec. 23 attempted robbery. (Courtesy of Valparaiso Police Department)

Valaparaiso police are investigating an attempted robbery at a Chase Bank on Dec. 23.

Police say that shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, a man entered the Chase Bank in the 2300-block of Calumet Avenue and presented the bank teller with a note announcing a robbery and demanding cash. When the teller did not produce cash, police say the man took his note and left the bank. At no time did he indicate he had a weapon.

Police are investigating the incident and have released a surveillance photo of the suspect and are asking for the public's help identifying him.

If you have any information about this attempted robbery, contact Det. Jeff Balon at 219-426-2135 or text Valparaiso police at Tip411 (847-411) using the keyword "Valpo" in the message field.
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