Chicago's Most Wanted Bank Larceny Suspect - New York News

Chicago's Most Wanted Bank Larceny Suspect

Posted:

 FBI agents are on the hunt for a man who pulled off an unbelievable bank heist on the city's south side.

In a matter of minutes, FBI agents say a man walked in to a southside bank and walked out with 100 thousand dollars.

The FBI's Ross Rice says, "This is the first time and the only time we've seen a scenario like this employed in the Chicago area."

Investigators say it all played out at a TCF bank in Jewel Food story near 95th and Stony Island in October of 2008.

While the pay off seems to have happened pretty easily, it was actually the result of a complicated plan. Agents say a female bank teller received a call at work from an individual that claimed to be a member of the TCF corporate security unit. The employee told investigators she didnt question the phone call because the caller knew a great deal about bank operations.

The caller reportedly told the teller that she would lose her job if she failed to perform a "swap out" in 15 minutes. That's when another security employee would be there to pick up the money. So as instructed, the teller told police she went to the bank vault, took out 100 thousand dollars and gave it to this man when he walked in to the bank just minutes later.

Rice says, "Apparently the teller thought she was going to be giving up a sum of money and was going to be given an equal sum of money in different bills in exchange." But there was no even exchange and agents say the man just took the envelope and walked out of the door. The crook neither showed nor implied any kind of weapon. That's why this case is considered a bank larceny and not a bank robbery.

No one has seen the suspect since he walked out of the bank fifteen months ago. That's why investigators want you to take a good look at these photographs. Its all they really have to go on.

What they do know is he is described as a black male, in his 50's, with a stocky build, wearing a black trench coat, gray suit, pink shirt, a black fedora and has an earring.

If you see him, call police.
 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Search for arsonist targeting Brooklyn churches

    Search for arsonist targeting Brooklyn churches

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:23 GMT
    The hunt is on for the person who has set fires at three churches in three days in Brooklyn during Holy Week. Police say the first fire was started at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at The Greater New Beginnings Church in East Flatbush. They say newspapers were lit inside the doorway of the church.
    The hunt is on for the person who has set fires at three churches in three days in Brooklyn during Holy Week. Police say the first fire was started at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at The Greater New Beginnings Church in East Flatbush. They say newspapers were lit inside the doorway of the church.
  • Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:01:20 GMT
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
  • NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    NYC exploring ways to curb taxi speeds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 11:14:53 GMT
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
    New York City is exploring ways to curb the speed of taxis. The Taxi and Limousine Commission this week issued a request for information on "anti speeding vehicle technologies."  The measures include devices that can intervene when drivers exceed posted speeds and "advisory systems" that can sound alarms when reckless driving is detected.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices