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Surveillance photo shows a man robbing the Chase Bank branch in Hazel Crest on June 19, 2014.  (FBI)

Feds Charge Blue Island Man With Bank Robbery

A Blue Island man suspected of robbing five banks on the South Side and in the south suburbs is in custody facing federal charges.

06/23/2014

Police believe this man robbed two banks in the Loop in about 10 minutes Wednesday morning, first a Chase Bank branch at 10 S. Dearborn St. and then a Citibank branch at 11 S. LaSalle St. (Photos from FBI)

Man Robs Two Loop Banks In 10 Minutes

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.

06/11/2014

Surveillance footage of a woman suspected of robbing the TCF Bank branch at 1952 W. Galena Blvd. in Aurora about 10:35 a.m. Monday. (Photo from the FBI)

Bank Robbed In Aurora

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.

06/03/2014

Surveillance footage of a man suspected of robbing the TCF Bank branch at 5516 N. Clark St. about 12:15 p.m. Sunday in Edgewater. (Photo from the FBI)

Bank Robbed In Edgewater

A male walked into the bank, demanded money and ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

06/03/2014

Surveillance image of  a man who robbed a bank in Edgewater. (Credit: banditracker.com)

Bank Robbed In Edgewater

A bank was robbed Sunday afternoon in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side.

06/01/2014

Authorities released this surveillance image of a man suspected of robbing a Waukegan TCF Bank branch at knifepoint Wednesday morning. (Photo from FBI)

FBI: Man Tried To Open Account Before Robbing Bank

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.

05/23/2014

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Man Robs Southwest Suburban Bank

A man robbed a bank in southwest suburban Burbank Friday afternoon.

05/17/2014

Authorities released this surveillance photo of a person suspected of robbing a NorStates bank branch Monday in Waukegan. (Waukegan Police)

Waukegan Bank Robbed

The robber displayed a note and got away with an unspecified amount of cash, police said.

05/12/2014

Surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed a North Community Bank branch at 1555 N. Damen Ave. Friday afternoon. | photo from the FBI

Woman Wanted For Wicker Park Bank Robbery

Authorities are searching for a woman who robbed a bank Friday afternoon in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the North Side.

04/20/2014

Surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed a Niles bank on Feb. 9. Federal prosecutors say Walter Unbehaun did it because he wanted to return to prison. (Credit: FBI)

Ex-Con Homesick For Prison Gets 3 1/2 Years For Bank Robbery

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.

04/18/2014

Surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed a Niles bank on Feb. 9. Federal prosecutors say Walter Unbehaun did it because he wanted to return to prison. (Credit: FBI)

Ex-Con Homesick For Prison To Be Sentenced For Bank Robbery

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.

04/17/2014

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)

Man Charged In Loop Bank Robbery Believed To Be “Benchwarmer Bandit”

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.

04/16/2014

Authorities arrest a person at Chicago and Wabash avenues Tuesday afternoon following a Downtown bank robbery. / photo by Megan Rogers-Reilley

‘Benchwarmer Bandit’ In Custody After Loop Bank Robbery

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.

04/15/2014

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Naperville Credit Union Robber Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison

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.

04/09/2014

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)

“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

Ashley Patterson (left) and Jeremiah Ellis (right) are wanted in connection with an East Chicago, Ind. bank robbery. (FBI)

Duo Who Shot At Cops After Bank Robbery Arrested In Missouri

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.

04/04/2014

The bank-robbery suspect known as the "Shady Bandit." (FBI)

‘Shady Bandit’ Nabbed For North Side Bank Robbery

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.

04/04/2014

Ashley Patterson (left) and Jeremiah Ellis (right) are wanted in connection with an East Chicago, Ind. bank robbery. (FBI)

Suspects ID’d In Brazen East Chicago, Ind. Bank Robbery

The pair who robbed an East Chicago bank last weekend also fired shots at police while trying to escape.

04/03/2014

The FBI released this image of a takeover robbery in East Chicago, Ind. (FBI)

Man, Woman Hold Up East Chicago Bank, Shoot At Cops

The pair forced everyone to the floor, jumped the teller’s counter and grabbed the cash drawers.

03/31/2014

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