Loop Bank Branch Robbed For Sixth Time

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Loop bank branch that has been the target of several robberies was hit again Thursday morning by a man wearing a construction vest and scarf, police said.

The robbery happened about 10:30 a.m. at a bank branch at 52 E. Lake St., according to police.

The robber, a black man between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot-1, was wearing a yellow construction vest, tan or brown coat and a scarf around his neck. The same suspect robbed the same bank in January.

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He passed a note to a teller and was given an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing on foot east on Lake Street toward Michigan Avenue, police said.

A Chicago Community Bank located at that address has been robbed several times in the past, notably last year when one man, dubbed the “Chronic Bandit,” robbed it four times. David E. Gregory was charged in November with one of those robberies after allegedly leaving his demand note — with a fingerprint — behind.

This was at least the 35th bank robbery in the Chicago area this year, according to the FBI. In 2011 there were 115.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Jim

    These type of robberies will continue until someone uses their braincells and hires on a plain clothes, armed security officer. There is no reason that these robbers can’t be shot in the back of their heads as they make their way to the exit!!!

    • Roberta Waker

      I totally agree with you, Jim. After the second robbery, the bank should be responsible for the money; not the FDIC. There is NO EXCUSE for this many robberies and the bank is obviously guilty of negligence so they should not get reimbursed. Maybe everyone needs to take their money out of this bank and put it where it’s safe. After the second robbery, my money would be moved elsewhere FAST.

  • Maurice Hickenbottom

    The robber, a black man ……….The robber, a black man ……………The robber, a black man …………..The robber, a black man ……………..The robber, a black man …

    The robber was a BLACK MAN!!

  • tom sharp

    Totally agree with Jim. How much money do you want to lose until you hire someone who can catch an unarmed idiot!? Even just hiring and stationing one of those CPS drop outs picking his teeth with a stiletto in the bank lobby would keep these guys away!

    • Jim

      I think the problem is the banks know the FDIC will reimberse them for any loss. The problem with that is, it’s our tax dollars that is the FDIC. Maybe if the bank had to make up the loss, they would be more concerned about it.

  • Safety (Vest) First

    Be careful when robbing a bank.

  • Brian

    Why only one shot Jim? Unload the gun into him so he doesn’t do the same thing after he gets out of a jail after a one year sentence? This country is becoming too soft on losers who make things tough for the rest of us. Don’t have money….get a job!!!!!!!

  • tj

    Every teller should have a can of mace handy and spray the SOB like that drugist did the other week to the kid that demanded drugs.

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