A Blue Island man suspected of robbing five banks on the South Side and in the south suburbs is in custody facing federal charges.
The man walked into a Chase Bank branch at 10 S. Dearborn St. at 8:42 a.m., implied he had a weapon and presented the teller with a note demanding cash. Ten minutes later, a man matching the robber’s description held up the Citibank branch at 11 S. LaSalle St.
The robbery happened about 10:35 a.m. at the TCF Bank branch inside a Jewel-Osco at 1952 W. Galena Blvd. in Aurora, according to an Aurora police statement.
A male walked into the bank, demanded money and ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
A bank was robbed Sunday afternoon in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side.
William Rozelle, 30, allegedly presented his photo ID and Social Security number while trying to open checking and savings accounts, but left the bank after being told there was a fee to open accounts, then later returned and robbed the same bank.
A man robbed a bank in southwest suburban Burbank Friday afternoon.
The robber displayed a note and got away with an unspecified amount of cash, police said.
Authorities are searching for a woman who robbed a bank Friday afternoon in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the North Side.
An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.
Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.
A man charged with robbing a bank in the Loop on Tuesday is believed to be the Benchwarmer Bandit, suspected by the FBI of at least five other bank jobs.
Authorities are investigating a robbery at a Fifth Third Bank branch in the Loop Tuesday afternoon, but will not confirm reports that a suspect is in custody.
A U.S. District Court jury on July 11 found Wayne B. Hill guilty of a total of five counts of bank robbery, possession of stolen money and money laundering. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman on Monday imposed Hill’s prison term.
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.
Jeremiah Ellis, 28; and Ashley Patterson, 24, both of East Chicago, Ind., were arrested Friday in connection with a “takeover style” robbery at First Merchant Bank at, 4740 Indianapolis Blvd. in East Chicago, the FBI said.
A Chicago woman dubbed the “Shady Bandit” by the FBI and suspected of robbing several North Side banks is charged with robbing a TCF Bank in the Uptown neighborhood in February.
The pair who robbed an East Chicago bank last weekend also fired shots at police while trying to escape.
The pair forced everyone to the floor, jumped the teller’s counter and grabbed the cash drawers.