CHICAGO (STMW) — A man wearing a motorcycle helmet and brandishing a handgun is believed to have robbed two separate bank branches — one on the Southwest Side and one in south suburban Oak Lawn — since Thursday.
The robberies were at a Chase Bank branch at 5705 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn on Thursday and a Citibank branch at 5674 S. Archer Ave. in Chicago on Friday, according to the FBI.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
The robber, who in at least one of the robberies was wearing a motorcycle helmet with a visor that obscured his face, was described as a white male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9, wearing white gym shoes. His hair was “colored” and his eye color was unknown. He had a black handgun.READ MORE: Vandal Caught On Camera Trashing Trader Todd's Bar In Lakeview, Leaving Racist And Threatening Graffiti
There have now been at least 100 bank robberies in the Chicago area this year, according to the FBI. In 2010, there were a total of 181 bank robberies in the Chicago area.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Beach Hazards
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