The FBI has put out a ‘Wanted’ alert for a fugitive suspected of robbing a Rockford bank.
Damein Sturdivant is believed to have been the man who robbed the U.S. Bank at 1107 E. State St. the morning of July 14th.
According to a criminal affidavit, Sturdivant walked up to a teller with a withdrawal slip made out in the amount of $1000 and also the phrase, “don’t push the button”, likely referring to the alarm button banks use to report robberies.
Realizing this was a robbery, the teller handed him cash and he fled on foot out of the south entrance.
After photos of the robbery were distributed to the media, the FBI was contacted by a probation officer who believed the photos were of Sturdivant. A family member and acquaintance also identified the robber as being Sturdivant.
Damein D. Sturdivant is considered armed and dangerous. He has been known to frequent areas in both Rockford and Chicago.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police, Crimestoppers, or the FBI at (312) 421-6700.