Friday, March 21, 2014

HE DID IT AGAIN!: Boystown Bank Robber Strikes At Uptown TCF Bank Today

Images: Federal Bureau of Investigation
A man who robbed the TCF Bank inside of Boystown's Jewel-Osco store on Sunday struck again at a different location this morning.

A hold-up alarm sounded at the TCF Bank inside of the Jewel-Osco at 4355 N. Sheridan Road shortly after 9 o'clock this morning.

Officers say the man passed a hold-up note and got away with approximately $1100 in large bills. No weapon was displayed.

Witnesses today described the offender as Middle Eastern, 5'11" tall, 180 pounds, wearing a "very dark blue" hoodie. and gray Dickie pants. He was carrying a red book bag or backpack with gray straps.

These images are from Sunday's hold-up in which the offender was described as Hispanic, however the FBI has connected the same man to both robberies.

TCF Banks inside of North Side Jewel-Osco stores now appear to be the targets of choice for two serial bank robbers. A woman, dubbed the "Shady Bandit" by police, is suspected in five such hold-ups over the past year, including two strikes in Boystown.

Today's hold-up is recorded in CPD case #HX193083.
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26 comments:

  1. Is there a reward for catching a bank robber in action? I may start hanging out at these Jewels since I need a job and the people robbing these banks do not seem very bright.

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    1. This guy has collected ±$1400 cash so far this week and he only had to "work" about 15 minutes. That's a pretty good rate.

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    2. How about posting his FBI photo on all the Jewel store doors in 19 that have a TCF bank. Step up TCF bank. Protect your customers first.

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    3. That's a pretty good tax free rate.

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    4. My guess would be "Shady Bandit" and this Dominican Republic looking clown are shacking up together.

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  2. Who's to say they're not working together? Apparently TCF is an easy target. Shit, I'M going to go see if they'll give ME some money, since they're giving it away and all.

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  3. So I can just walk in to a TCF Bank, tell them to give me money and they will? Interesting.

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  4. Ok, he's wearing the thinnest hoodie sweater that his hands barely fit in.....what weapon could he possibly have? And where can he hide it? Maybe a bottle opener in his sock?......come on!!! Utter B.S.

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    1. I think workers in banks and stores are instructed not to react or act out in situations like that.

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    2. Yep., let's not play Charles Bronson in these situations, tough guy. The tellers are making $11 an hour, and the bank has insurance.

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    3. And you're paying for their "insurance" with a ATM fees and service fees when you're minimum balance isn't upheld. You know that "fraud protection" you have on your credit card where you're only responsible for the first $50 when your card is stolen? You paid for that many times over with an inflated interest rate.

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    4. Not to mention early morning shoppers as potential victims in event gunfire comes into play.

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    5. I think they'd charge those fees if they gewt robbed or not. You're talking about billions in fees vs a few million in bank robberies. Not a real correlation. Oh, and they robbed banks long before they had ATM's.

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  5. The teller should have slapped him with a roll of 100s. It's obvious the guy has no weapon on him. Plenty of people in the store, they should have kicked the crap out of this loser.

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    1. That's when you find out that while he does not have a gun, his accomplice, just off-camera, does.

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    2. Good point. I think the only accomplice he has is a very bad drug habit.

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    3. It's free money at TCF banks in Jewel stores. No resistance by anyone and the tellers have to call 911 instead of pressing a button near the cash drawer. No dye packs or anything. C'mon TCF, step up!

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    4. Only one of the TCF hold-ups was reported via phone call. All others were silent alarms.

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    5. And that's your inside job. Good Night

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  6. Perhaps it is time that TCF invests in some bullet proof glass to protect the tellers from thugs like this. If they did, they could stick their tongue out at them when they point their finger in their pocket like it's a weapon.

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    1. I agree. Wouldn't be unreasonable.

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    2. Very good post. Very well said. It would then become the tongue vs. finger showdown . After that the " Finger Pointing Bandit' will go buy some taco shells in isle 4 and the teller will re-do her lipstick.

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    3. Now that's funny

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    4. "The Tongue VS. Finger Showdown" Now that's what made our hood. Back in the day

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  7. "The Finger Pointing Bandit" strikes again.

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  8. and a fast stop at the lotto machine on the way out the door

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