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Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again In Uptown

Surveillance video image of a man robbing the Charter One Bank branch at 71 W. Wacker Dr. on May 29, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Surveillance video image of a man robbing the Charter One Bank branch at 71 W. Wacker Dr. on May 29, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

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CHICAGO (STMW) — A man already suspected of robbing four banks in just over a week struck a fifth on Monday at a bank in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.

The robbery occurred at the North Community Bank branch at 4701 N. Clark St. at 11:24 a.m. Monday, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.

The suspect gave a note to the teller demanding cash, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. Upon leaving the bank, a dye pack placed with the money was triggered. The suspect fled west on Leland Avenue.

The same suspect has robbed several banks in the Chicago area within the past week, Hyde said. He robbed:

— the Charter One Bank branch at 71 S. Wacker at 2:46 p.m. on May 29;

— the Chase Bank branch at 300 S. Riverside at 3:41 p.m. on May 31;

— the Citibank branch at 1455 N. Milwaukee at 3:57 p.m. on June 4; and

— the North Community Bank branch at 1555 N. Damen at 12:46 p.m. on June 6.

He is described as a bald white man about 35, 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, according to FBI Bandit Tracker website. He has been seen wearing a navy or black hoodie.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)