Officials would not say how much money was taken, but think the thief made off with 11 deposit bags, Bloomington police Sgt. David Drake said.
An employee of the Fifth Third Bank branch called police Monday morning after noticing that there were far fewer deposit bags than usual, Drake said.
Authorities found the deposit box had been damaged, with one of the metal security pieces sheared off.
"It would've taken a lot of force to take that off," Drake said.
Next to the piece of broken metal, police found a dowel rod with fishing line and a hook.
Drake said authorities believe that whoever broke into the deposit box dangled the hook and line into the box and fished out the deposit bags, one by one.
The bank did not have security cameras aimed toward the deposit box, police said.
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