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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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Robber Arrested After Holding Up Bank At Portage Park Jewel Store

A suspect was arrested Monday morning after robbing a TCF Bank branch inside a Jewel grocery store in Portage Park.

03/31/2014

The Benchwarmer Bandit is responsible for three recent North Side bank robberies, according to the FBI. / photo from the FBI

‘Benchwarmer Bandit’ Robs Fourth Bank In Two Weeks

“The Benchwarmer Bandit” struck again Saturday morning, robbing his fourth North Side bank in a span of less than two weeks, authorities said.

03/29/2014

Surveillance photo of a man who robbed a bank branch in Melrose Park on July 2, 2013. Eric Murchinson, 44, has been charged in that robbery, as well as a fatal stabbing in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood the same day. (Credit: FBI)

Melrose Park Bank Robbery Suspect Charged In Roseland Murder

A South Side man suspected of robbing a west suburban Melrose Park bank last year has been charged with murder in connection with a 2013 fatal stabbing in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side that happened the same day.

03/28/2014

A man robbed a TCF Bank branch in the 3500 block of North Braodway Sunday morning. / photo from the FBI.

Man Robs Lake View Bank

A man robbed a bank in the Lake View neighborhood Sunday morning.

03/16/2014

Surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed a Chase bank, at 3204 W. Irving Park Rd., about 6:40 p.m. Friday.  (Photo from BanditTracker Chicago)

Man Robs Chase Bank On NW Side

The FBI is investigating the robbery of a Chase bank Friday evening in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

03/08/2014

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

‘Shady Bandit’ Robs Latest Chicago Bank

The female suspect, known for wearing dark sunglasses, made a verbal demand and fled with money from the TCF Bank branch at 5516 N. Clark Street on Thursday afternoon, the FBI said.

03/06/2014

Surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed an Inland Bank branch at 539 Spring Rd. in Elmhurst Wednesday morning. (Credit: FBI)

Bank Robber Drops Bag Of Cash When Dye Pack Explodes

The suspect entered the Inland Bank branch at 539 Spring Rd. in Elmhurst a few minutes before 9 a.m., set an object on the ground he claimed was an explosive device, and demanded money.

03/06/2014

Bank surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed the American Chartered Bank branch at 2205 Butterfield Rd. in Downers Grove on Jan. 17. / photo from the FBI

South Suburban Man Charged With Naperville Bank Robbery

A south suburban man suspected of robbing a west suburban Naperville bank Friday afternoon was charged Saturday and ordered held without bond.

02/15/2014

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FBI: Man Arrested After Naperville Bank Robbery

A man suspected of robbing a PNC Bank branch in west suburban Naperville Friday afternoon was arrested.

02/14/2014

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

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