Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PAPER, NOT PLASTIC: Two-Time Boystown Bank Robber Strikes In Uptown

A woman who has robbed a Boystown bank twice struck in
Uptown today. This surveillance photo shows the hold-up
in progress at 2:44 this afternoon.
She did it again.

A woman who has robbed the TCF bank inside of Boystown's Jewel-Osco store twice in the past year struck again today at the TCF bank inside of the Uptown Jewel-Osco at 4355 N. Sheridan.

Today's robbery, which went down at 2:44PM, netted the woman $850 cash.

The FBI believes that the woman is also responsible for a bank robbery at 5343 N. Broadway last April. Of a TCF bank. Inside of a Jewel-Osco.

A surveillance photo from today's robbery provided by the FBI shows the woman is wearing the same fur-rimmed coat that she wore during the November hold-up in Boystown.

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IMAGE: Federal Bureau Of Investigation
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30 comments:

  1. Seriously? She's done this 3 times with the same m.o. and the freaking FBI hasn't been able to catch her? You've got to be kidding me.

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    1. How is the FBI to know when she is going to rob a bank? The FBI has already linked her to previous robberies. That is a first step.

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    2. How hard is it to make the connection?!? She wears the same outfit, looks the same, and has the same MO!!!

      The fact that the SAME bank was robbed twice, which happens to be a 2 blocks from a police station, is the real story. These criminals KNOW they will NOT get caught!!!!

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  2. Inside job(s).

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    1. Hmm. She managed to recruit confederates at three different branches who were willing to face federal prison time in exchange for a share of a few hundred dollars per job? You'd think that they'd hand over more cash if they had skin in the game.

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    2. She's probably working alone, but I suspect she once worked at one of those Jewels. She seems awfully comfortable.

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  3. She didn't even change up her disguise...guess even bank robbers aren't worried about getting caught....

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    1. I agree. Dude looks like a lay-day! On another note, if there's no weapon, why isn't he/she followed out of the store to at least give police some sort of idea of which way she/he went?

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  5. Who knew it was so easy to rob a bank? But then I'd hardly call those counters in the Jewel a "bank".

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    1. When a bank robber gets cash out of them, they're a bank.

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  6. i have no idea how this woman wasn't recognized the minute she walked into jewel. after seeing 2 pictures of her, i guarantee i would recognize her in an instant ... especially when she's wearing the SAME outfit. i'm assuming jewel employees have been shown her picture, so it's perplexing to me how she was able to enter the store, let alone rob the bank.

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    1. So what do you do when you recognize her? Security is not allowed to have weapons. If you restrain her, she will sue you and win and you will lose everything you own and ever make and/or end up in jail yourself. It would take the police half an hour to get there because they are so understaffed. So what do you do exactly?

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    2. If she hasn't presented or implied having a weapon, and she passes you a note to give her money, you say no.

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    3. Yes, your restrain her and contact police - but ONLY if you are 100% certain that it is indeed the felon, which is probably next to impossible without catching someone in the act. That way, no way it's false imprisonment. You basically just caught a fugitive.

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    4. Employees are busy stocking shelves, going about their business, looking out for other things, other than keeping their eyes open for someone who robbed a different bank in a different supermarket several months ago. And saying "no" to a bank robber isn't the way things are done, sorry.

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  7. Is this "woman" presenting a gun or weapon? I'm not sure how she is getting away with money from all these locations. If all you have to do is ask for or write a note requesting all the money, then banks aren't as security-advanced as I had once thought. Besides all of this, it goes to show the sad state of affairs our neighborhood has fallen into when the same woman has been identified on camera three separate times with no disguise and can still somehow rob banks in broad daylight and flee the scene successfully.

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    1. She has not presented or implied a weapon to our knowledge. She has passed notes asking for/demanding money.

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    2. Bank employees are told to hand over money when requested, they don't say "can you show me a gun"? Seriously folks, are you new to this?

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  8. No alarms under those counters? No stacks of bills filled with dye?
    Should we be thankful she's not physically hurting anyone in the process? At least no one is going to the hospital.

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  9. This neighborhood is offcially a laughstock on crime...maybe both police stations are empty...

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    1. there is no more police accountability in zone 2.

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  10. If you are the teller and you say "no" and she walks away, you have absolutely no proof that she attempted to rob the bank. If you give her the money and she is caught, then there is proof and she is going to jail.

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    1. Umm, of course you have proof. It's called "attempted robbery". The teller is a witness to the attempt, who can testify to the attempt.

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    2. Umm, you watch too many court TV shows and have never been in an actual Cook County courtroom if you think the testimony of a witness is taken more seriously than the denial of the offender. A public defender would have the case dismissed in about 10 seconds flat.

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    3. Not if identified by the tellers in the two earlier robberies.

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  11. let the tellers use high potent pepper spray and spray into the face

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    1. Another stupid idea. So then once the bank robbers know the tellers have pepper spray, they will always bring a gun.

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    2. The reason it's stupid is that everyone's in an enclosed space and the shoppers would get blasted as might the teller.

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