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Chicago's Most Wanted: Wheaton bank bandits

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This bank heist is what the FBI calls a "takeover robbery" that took place late in 2012 at the West Suburban Bank in Wheaton. Two men entered the bank at 221 South West Street just before 6 p.m. on December 11th. Both jumped on the counter, terrorizing the bank employees. Once in the employee-area of the bank, one took money from the bank's vault while the other grabbed money from teller drawers. Both men then fled the bank on foot.

One of the men showed a gun, which was described by witnesses as a black semi-automatic handgun. It's possible the other individual had a gun as well, but he did not display one during the robbery.

Investigators have not gotten a good look at the robbers' faces, which has made the job of identifying the thieves much more difficult. FBI agents hope a Fox 32 viewer or web user might recognize the clothing the men were wearing, in particular the individual who had on the red jacket with the white emblem on the front and a white hood.

In addition, if anyone knows of someone who came into some unexplained money two weeks before Christmas, and the person fits a robber's description below, agents would like to hear about it.

Sometimes individuals like this get emboldened by a successful robbery and then keep holding up banks until they get caught. These bandits are of particular concern because they used a gun and it was a volatile situation.

Here are the FBI's descriptions of these two bandits:

The first is a black male, 5' 6" to 5' 8" with a medium build. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and carried a black backpack and a black semi automatic handgun.

The second individual is also a black male. He's between 5' 8" and 5' 10" with a slim build.

He was wearing a red jacket with a white hood and a white insignia on the upper left chest area.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous, if you see them you are asked to call police.

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