$5,000 Reward Offered For ‘Hooded Bandit’ Bank Robber
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CHICAGO (CBS) – A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the capture of the “Hooded Bandit,” a man suspected of committing at least five bank robberies in the northwest suburbs.
The suspect, dubbed the “Hooded Bandit” because he covers his head with a hood during each crime, is suspected of robbing banks in Wood Dale, Rolling Meadows and Bensenville, according to the FBI, which describes him as “armed and dangerous.”
The most recent robbery happened Monday at the Chase Bank branch at 123 W. Main St. in Bensenville, according to a statement from the FBI. He approached the teller window and quietly demanded money, but did not display a weapon. After he got cash, he ran out.
Last week, he struck a Charter One branch at 3901 Kirchoff Rd. in Rolling Meadows for the second time, according to police. He did not show a weapon during the Dec. 2 robbery. On April 19, he robbed the same bank with a silver, semi-automatic handgun.
On Nov. 15, he robbed the Charter One branch at 333 E. Irving Park Rd. in Wood Dale, according to the FBI. He implied he had a weapon, but did not display one.
The first robbery in the spree happened Feb. 15 at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 130 W. Devon in Wood Dale, according to the FBI.
The Hooded Bandit is described as a 50-60-year-old white man, between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot, and 165 pounds, according to the FBI. Though he keeps his head covered, witnesses have described him as having gray facial hair.
Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.