A man suspected in five Chicago bank robberies tried to rob a sixth bank in the Lake View neighborhood on Friday, the FBI said.
The FBI has increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of a serial bank robber dubbed the “Bandage Bandit,” after he struck for the fifth time Saturday.
The Bandage Bandit is suspected of robbing a PNC Bank branch at 2154 W. Madison St. on March 31, a Chase Bank branch at 3301 W. Cermak Rd. on April 6, a PNC Bank Branch at 3337 W. North Av. on April 22, and a PNC Bank Branch at 2300 N. Western Av. on April 28.
The robber earned his name by wearing a different jacket in each robbery, each with a different logo on the front, according to the FBI.
Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank at gunpoint Tuesday evening in northwest Indiana.
With his tight jeans and his trademark preppy look, the “Skinny Jeans Bandit” kept making a clean-cut getaway.
The bandit most recently robbed a Harris Bank branch at 1620 W. 95th St. on Dec. 6, according to a statement from the FBI. He approached the teller, made a threatening demand for money and implied he was armed, although he did not display a weapon.
A man suspected of robbing three banks in a week last summer struck again Wednesday at a west suburban bank he’d already robbed once before.
A man who is suspected in two other bank robberies struck again in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
The robber, identified as 26-year-old Carl P. Wilson of Joliet, entered the First Midwest Bank branch at 11200 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park just after 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 armed with a semi-automatic handgun and wearing a black hood on his face, according to the FBI.
Known as the “No Boundaries Bandit,” the man described as a 200-pound Hispanic has robbed five Chicago banks, and now, seven in the suburbs—most recently in west suburban River Forest, according to the FBI.
The robber, wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a red backpack, presented a demand note and implied he had a weapon, though none was shown, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. No one was injured.
A bank robber dubbed the “Hooded Bandit” has struck for the sixth time, holding up a northwest suburban bank on Monday.
The suspect, given the moniker the “Benchwarmer Bandit” by the FBI, is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s to early 30s, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet with brown hair, brown eyes and facial hair.
A man dubbed the “Elmer Fudd Bandit” — believed to have robbed four Chicago area banks and attempted a fifth in 2012 — was charged by a federal grand jury indictment on Thursday.
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 FBI identified the man as “The Bully Bandit” and reminded the public there is a $15,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
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A suspect robbed a bank Thursday in the Loop, the same bank he allegedly robbed last November.
The FBI has expanded its search for a convicted bank robber who is still on the lam nearly two weeks after escaping the federal jail in downtown Chicago.