Chicago's Most Wanted: Brown Bag Bandit - New York News

Chicago's Most Wanted: Brown Bag Bandit

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The FBI is calling this individual the Brown Bag Bandit because in all his robberies he entered banks and handed the tellers notes written on brown lunch bags. Then when the bank employees give him the money he puts the cash in the same brown bag and walks out of the bank.

FBI agents say the Brown Bag Bandit's crime spree started June 6th, 2012 when he held up the North Community Bank branch at 2758 West Belmont. Less than a month later he struck again, this time robbing the North Community Bank branch at 1600 West North Avenue. The third and last robbery he is believed to have committed was on November 9th, 2012. Once again his bank of choice was a branch of the North Community bank -- this time at 1401 West Belmont.

The bandit's M.O. has been similar in each case. He enters the bank and hands the teller a note on the brown bag, announcing the robbery and demanding cash. He has implied that he has a weapon, but he has never shown one.

All three banks are on the near north side of the city so it's possible the bank robber lives in that general area but FBI agents are not limiting their search to that area.

There is a reward for information that helps agents identify and apprehend this individual.

Here is the FBI's description of the Brown Bag Bandit:

--Hispanic male in his 40's

--5'5'' to 5'7'' with a medium build

--Has had long brown hair

--Tattoo on his left inner forearm and another tattoo wrapped around his right wrist

The Brown Bag Bandit is considered a danger to the community. If you see him you're asked to call police.

Follow Us!

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Garner's family meets U.S. attorney

    Staten Island stores worried about rally

    Staten Island stores worried about rally

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:01:16 GMT
    The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of Eric Garner came from a meeting with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in which they asked for a federal civil rights investigation into his apparent chokehold death. Meantime, Staten Island businesses are bracing for the huge crowds expected at Saturday's march. Sharpton said he is estimating about 3,000 to 5,000 people to rally Saturday.
    The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members of Eric Garner came from a meeting with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in which they asked for a federal civil rights investigation into his apparent chokehold death. Meantime, Staten Island businesses are bracing for the huge crowds expected at Saturday's march. Sharpton said he is estimating about 3,000 to 5,000 people to rally Saturday.
  • Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team auditions

    Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team auditions

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:26:39 GMT
    Out of over 500 hopefuls only a handful will join the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team. The Nets held auditions this week at LIU Brooklyn. Adorable Bronx native Arielle was turned away last year but this time around she's made it through to the final round of the auditions. But even those who were on the team last year still have to try out.
    Out of over 500 hopefuls only a handful will join the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team. The Nets held auditions this week at LIU Brooklyn. Adorable Bronx native Arielle was turned away last year but this time around she's made it through to the final round of the auditions. But even those who were on the team last year still have to try out.
  • Chris Rock gets foul ball at Yankees game

    Chris Rock gets foul ball at Yankees game

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:03:11 GMT
    Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium. Instead, the comedian wound up with a nice prize -- a foul ball that nearly landed in his lap during Thursday's game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
    Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium. Instead, the comedian wound up with a nice prize -- a foul ball that nearly landed in his lap during Thursday's game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees.
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 | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices