Tuesday, April 08, 2014

THE "BENCH" IS BACK: Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again

FBI
A bank robber who made his debut performance at the TCF branch inside of Boystown's Jewel-Osco store last month held up his fifth bank since March 16th this morning.

The FBI says the so-called "Benchwarmer Bandit" held up the Citibank branch at 111 W. Jackson around 8:20 this morning.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Benchwarmer's arrest.

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16 comments:

  1. Is this taxpayer money being used for these "rewards"?

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    1. And what if it is? It's cheaper to pay out the reward than pay agents for months to work on a case.

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  2. This thug will probably claim the reward money prior to stealing from the next bank. He's got a good income source going for him.

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  3. wow. huge balls.

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  4. bad feeling about this guy. funding something perhaps? looks like a possible mule as it just keeps on going for cash.

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  5. if that's a gun he is holding in his left hand I would think that the reward money will increase.

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    1. FBI says no weapon was displayed. Might be his wallet. Similar object in his hand at a previous hold up:

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8yUt9R0TnT4/UzcuMm2v1bI/AAAAAAAAEFw/T0RifXlV5pU/s1600/ASHLAND2_BENCH.jpg

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  6. 5 banks in under 1 month. over $ 20.000 USC stolen.

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    1. It's USD. And furthermore did Mr. Fancy think the robber went there for rupees?

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    2. Its united states currency or united states denomination

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  7. Now he's just known as "The Bench"? He's quickly acquiring folk hero status...

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    1. Why should he stop? The banks are too lax to prevent him from robbing them.

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    2. {sing to Cubs theme song}
      Go, Bench, Go,
      Go, Bench, Go!
      Hey, Chicago, whadya say,
      The "Bench" is going to rob today!

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    3. The only thing he is quickly acquiring is a longer prison term. And he will. If I were the federal judge passing sentence to him, I would throw the book at him big time. If his final total haul is let's say $24.000 in United States Currency I would pass down a sentence of 24 years. Then I would throw in an extra week of jail time for setting a Chicago record for committing the most bank robberies in the shortest period of time.

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