Bank Robbers Caught After Returning To Crime Scene
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CHICAGO (CBS) — An alleged bank robber and a would-be robber have appearances in federal court Wednesday, after, police say, both returned to the scene of their crimes.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, as the FBI tells it, Olga Perdomo showed up to the Albany Bank and Trust in the 3400 block of West Lawrence Avenue around 5 p.m. this past Thursday, wearing pajama bottoms and a hooded jacket, according to a Chicago Tribune report. She handed the teller a note saying, “All of your money, no cops, no dye pack,” according to a criminal complaint.
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But the teller told Perdomo the bank was closed, and she would have to come back tomorrow. So she left, the complaint said.
Perdomo did not return the following day, but she did end up appearing at the same bank again. On Monday, a bank maintenance employee who’d seen video footage of the previous bank thefts recognized Perdomo outside the bank and called police, the complaint said.
When officers arrived, they saw Perdomo, and also recognized another man, Willie Weathersby as they walked together near the bank. Weathersby, according to prosecutors, had robbed the very same bank on March 23 and had gotten away with $2,589.
Weathersby allegedly entered the bank at 3:52 p.m. that day, and gave the teller a note demanding $20,000, the complaint said. When the teller told him there was not that much in his drawer, he passed a note saying, “You have to give me something.” The teller gave him cash and he ran away.
On Tuesday, officers arrested Perdomo and, after a brief foot chase, also nabbed Weathersby, the complaint said. Both have allegedly confessed to the bank robberies.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.