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Chicago's Most Wanted: North Community Bank branch takeover robbery

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Bank security cameras often capture good images of bank robbers, but sometimes that's not enough to bring about an arrest. In this case the FBI has something more that they hope will prevent this robber from making a clean getaway.

It's what's known as a takeover robbery. It happened September 18, 2013, at the North Community Bank branch at 5241 North Western in Chicago. A man entered the bank around 1 p.m. carrying what witnesses have described as a dark-colored handgun. He pointed that gun at bank employees as he made aggressive and threatening demands for money. After getting cash from the bank teller, he stuffed it in a black backpack which he brought with him and then fled the bank on foot.

Because of additional security cameras outside the bank, FBI agents were able to obtain an image of the robber's getaway car, which was parked nearby.

After he left the bank, the robber ran through a residential area and was seen getting into a dark four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota. Security cameras in the area were able to capture images of the suspect's car as he drove away.

The FBI is offering a reward for information that helps identify and arrest the man it believes is responsible for this robbery. Agents currently don't believe he is responsible for any other robberies, but because of his aggressive manner, and the fact that a gun was used in the robbery, they are asking for the public's help in getting him off the streets before he can strike again.

Here's the FBI's best description of the bank robber:

  • black male
  • about 5' 10'' or 5' 11''
  • thin build
  • wore a black hoodie, black skull cap, and a black baseball cap
  • wore khaki pants

He is considered armed and dangerous if you believe you have information about who he is, you are asked to call police or the FBI.

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