Local Police Reports

FBI: Seeking Information: Man Robs Two Banks in Two States in One Day

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– On Wednesday, September 8, 2010, the Charter One Bank branch, 2131 S. China Place, Chicago, Illinois, was robbed by a lone white male. Police say he entered the bank around 12:47 p.m., walked over to the teller counter, and announced a robbery. He implied he had a weapon, though none was observed, and allegedly threatened harm if his demands for cash were not met. After getting an undisclosed amount of money, he fled the bank on foot. No injuries were reported.

Around 4:50 p.m., on the same day, he walked into the Chase Bank branch at 545 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana and allegedly robbed that bank, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash. It is also believed that this individual is responsible for the 9/2/10 robbery of the Chase Bank branch at 1204 East 53rd Street, Chicago, Illinois.

He is further described as being 20’s to early 30’s years of age, thin build, 5’6” to 5’8” tall. He was wearing a black baseball-style cap with pinstripes, dark wraparound sunglasses, and a gray hoodie sweatshirt. He disguises his face by wearing medical gauze or a surgical mask.

Anyone having any information regarding this individual or the robberies is asked to call the Chicago Office of the FBI at 312/421-6700 or the Merrillville Office of the FBI at 219/769-3719.

For more information about this and other unsolved Chicago area bank robbery cases, including downloadable photos, please go to our Bandit Tracker Chicago website at www.bandittrackerchicago.com.

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