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A man who robbed a TCF Bank branch in the 3500 block of North Broadway Sunday morning may have robbed another branch in Uptown on Friday. (Photo from the FBI)

“Benchwarmer Bandit” Holds Up Loop Bank

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.

04/08/2014

The Hooded Bandit (Credit: FBI)

Hooded Bandit Holds Up Bank In Bensenville

A bank robber dubbed the “Hooded Bandit” has struck for the sixth time, holding up a northwest suburban bank on Monday.

04/08/2014

A man who robbed a TCF Bank branch in the 3500 block of North Broadway Sunday morning may have robbed another branch in Uptown on Friday. (Photo from the FBI)

$5,000 Reward For Arrest Of ‘Benchwarmer Bandit’

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.

03/27/2014

Surveillance images of the so-called "Elmer Fudd Bandit" robbing various banks in the Chicago area in October 2012. (Credit: Bandit Tracker)

FBI: ‘Elmer Fudd Bandit’ Arrested In Kentucky

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.

01/17/2014

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

Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again In Uptown

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.

06/10/2013

The Bully Bandit (Credit: FBI)

‘Bully Bandit’ Robs 11th Chicago Area Bank

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.

03/29/2013

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02/15/2013

This man is suspected of robbing a Loop bank twice in the past two months. (Credit: FBI)

Bank In Loop Robbed Twice

A suspect robbed a bank Thursday in the Loop, the same bank he allegedly robbed last November.

01/11/2013

An FBI poster showing the devil tattoo on escaped bank robber Kenneth Conley's upper right arm. (Credit: Bandit Tracker Chicago)

FBI Hoping Photo Of Fugitive’s Tattoo Helps Lead To His Capture

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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2012

Federal authorities released this surveillance photo of a bank robber who hit a South Ashland Avenue branch Sunday evening shortly before he was nabbed by officers. (FBI)

Bank Robber Foiled Moments After Fleeing Branch

The robbery suspect entered the TCF Bank branch at 1220 South Ashland Ave. at 5:15 p.m. and demanded cash from a teller, implying he had a weapon.

05/27/2012

Willie Weathersby

Bank Robbers Caught After Returning To Crime Scene

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.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Tire Iron Bandit

FBI Seeks Tire Iron-Wielding Bank Robber

Police are asking for your help in finding a robber in southwest suburban Willowbrook, who has been dubbed the “Tire Iron Bandit.”

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Bank security photos of the 'Wheaton Bandit' (Credit: FBI Chicago Flier)

‘Wheaton Bandit’ Bank Robber To Get Away With Crimes

The Wheaton bandit is now officially off the hook, but the FBI says that doesn’t mean the case is closed.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Surveillance video captured this woman robbing a Chase Bank branch in North Dearborn. (FBI)

Repeat Female Bank Robber Still At Large

It’s an everyday crime with an unusual suspect: a female bank robber who’s hit the same Chase Bank branch twice. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

11/07/2011

North Riverside Bank Robbery

FBI Continues Hunt For North Riverside Bank Robber

The FBI is looking for a bandit who held up a TCF Bank branch in North Riverside last month.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

A man wearing a motorcycle helmet and white gym shoes robbed a Citibank branch at 5674 S. Archer Ave. on April 6, 2011. (Photo Credit: BanditTrackerChicago.com)

Bank Robbed By Man Wearing Motorcycle Helmet

A man wearing a motorcycle helmet and armed with a gun robbed a bank near Midway Airport on the Southwest Side on Wednesday morning.

04/08/2011

North Riverside Bank Robbery

FBI Seeks North Riverside Bank Robber

The FBI is searching for the man who robbed a TCF Bank branch inside a Jewel-Osco store in North Riverside earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

Swine Flu Bandit

Feds Nab ‘Swine Flu Bandit’

The 28-year-old suspect, who hit Chicago banks wearing a surgical mask, was apprehended Wednesday outside a South Loop branch.

11/11/2010

Photo Of John Dillinger Death Mask (Left, Leslie Hindman Photo), John Dillinger Mug Shot (FBI Photo)

Dillinger’s Death Mask To Be Auctioned

A plaster cast made from the notorious bank robber’s face after death is among the Chicago memorabilia to be sold this month.

11/09/2010