Local Police Reports

Chicago FBI: First Merit Bank Robbery

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Below are photos from a bank robbery that occurred yesterday (1/3/11) at the First Merit Bank, 8480 South Archer Avenue, Willow Springs, Illinois. The individual that is depicted in the photos is believed to be responsible for the robbery of that same bank back on July 16, 2010. Around 5:00 p.m. on Monday, a lone white male entered the bank armed with a tire iron, approached the teller counter, orally announced a robbery, and threatened harm to the employees if his demands for cash were not met. He ordered the employee to place the money from the drawer into a gym bag that he brought into the bank with him. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber fled the bank on foot. No one was injured as a result of this robbery.

He is further described as being in his 30’s, 5’10” – 6’0” tall, 250-260 lbs., goatee.

This case is being investigated by the Willow Springs Police Department and the FBI. If anyone has any information regarding this individual or the bank robberies mentioned above, please call the Willow Springs Police Department 708/467-3700 or the Chicago Office of the FBI at 312/421-6700.

This individual should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Additional information about this and other unsolved Chicago area bank robbery cases, including downloadable photos, are available at the Bandit Tracker Chicago website at www.bandittrackerchicago.com

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