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Bank Robberies

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 picture of suspect who robbed two bank branches on Tuesday. (Credit: FBI)

Bank Robbers Hit Two Branches On Tuesday

Bank robbers apparently wanted to get their day’s work done before the snowstorm got in the way Tuesday morning.

02/26/2013

A man dressed in a yellow poncho, black cap, surgical mask, and black surgical gloves tried to rob a Citibank on Michigan Avenue, by claiming he had a bomb, but he fled the bank without taking the money he demanded, and left the fake bomb behind. (Credit: Bandittrackerchicago.com)

Chicago Area Bank Robberies Nearly Double Over 2011

Bank robbers had a busy year in 2012. The FBI said robbers have hit 218 banks in the Chicago area as of Dec. 31, compared to 115 in 2011.

12/31/2012

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Chicago On Pace For Record Number Of Bank Robberies

The FBI says it is a pace that is expected to see the city pass 200 bank robberies by the time the year is out.

12/08/2012

The Stringer Bell Bandit. (Credit: FBI)

‘Stringer Bell Bandit’ Robs Citibank Branch In Loop

Authorities are now linking a Loop bank robbery Monday to the Stringer Bell Bandit — a man who allegedly robbed six other banks in seven attempts since October.

11/28/2012

Bank Robbery

Busy Year For Bank Robbers So Far

With four months still left, it’s already been a busy year for Chicago-area bank robbers.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

FBI

Chicago Area Bank Robberies On The Rise From Last Year

According to the FBI, the number of bank robberies in the Chicago area could be on track to surpass last year’s number.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Bank Robbery

Bank Branches In Loop, Norridge Robbed Friday

Bank branches in the Loop and the near northwest suburb of Norridge were robbed Friday, bring the total number of bank robberies in the Chicago area in 2012 to at least 48.

03/17/2012

Surveillance images of the February 10, 2012 robbery at the TCF Bank branch in the 1400 block of Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows.

$5K Reward Offered To Find Suburban Bank Robbers

A $5,000 reward is being offered in hopes of finding two men — including one wearing a paintball mask — who robbed a northwest suburban bank last month.

03/14/2012

Two masked men rob a Rolling Meadows bank branch Friday. (FBI)

2 Banks Robbed, Three Robbers On The Loose

Three bank robbers are on the loose, including a man who wore a paintball mask to rob a northwest suburban bank Friday afternoon and another wanted for sticking up a Logan Square bank an hour later.

02/10/2012

Bank Robbery

Two Branches Of Same Bank Robbed Within Minutes

Two branches of the same bank, about a mile and-a-half apart in the West Town area, were robbed, apparently by the same person, just minutes apart Friday morning.

01/06/2012

FBI

FBI: Chicago-Area Bank Robberies Decrease

FBI statistics show the number of bank robberies in Chicago and the suburbs has fallen significantly for the third year in a row.

01/02/2012

Surveillance video from bank robbery in Berwyn.

Woman Suspected In Three Suburban Bank Robberies In Custody

A woman who is suspected of committing three bank robberies in the west suburbs of Berwyn and Lyons has been taken into custody, according to the FBI.

12/03/2011