LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. (STMW) – La Grange Park police are investigating a strong-armed robbery of a woman who was trying to deposit $8,000 cash in a local bank when she was accosted by a man who fled with the money.
Police Cmdr. Ed Rompa said the woman, a manager of a fast food restaurant in the area, was confronted by a man in the vestibule outside the lobby of the Fifth Third Bank, 535 Sherwood Road, at about 2 p.m. Monday The two were alone in the vestibule, but there were other customers and employees inside the bank, Rompa said. No weapon was displayed, and the man fled on foot.
He is described as a black man in his mid to late 20s and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.
The woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The deposit wasn’t part of a regular routine that a thief would expect to know and watch for, Rompa said.
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