Friday, August 28, 2015

PLAID BANDIT: Another Bank Robber Targets Local Branches

Yet another person has decided to add "robbing local banks" to their LinkedIn profile.

The Chase branch at 3335 N. Ashland was robbed at 4:02PM yesterday by a man who passed a note under a thick pane of bulletproof glass. The teller filled an envelope with cash and slid it back to him...under the thick pane of bulletproof glass.

No weapon was seen or implied, police say.

The offender was last seen running eastbound on Henderson. He's described as a white man in his early 30's, about 6-feet-tall, 180 to 210 pounds, with sandy-colored hair.

According to the FBI, the same man robbed a PNC bank at 4201 N. Lincoln last Friday.

A reward is being offered by the FBI Chicago office. (312) 421-6700

Earlier this week, the FBI announced the arrest of a man who robbed an Uptown bank on August 19.

They continue to offer a reward for information that leads them to the "Uptown Beach Bandit," a woman who has robbed three North Side banks this month.
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9 comments:

  1. Why do banks have bullet-proof barriers if tellers hand over money to unarmed offenders?
    What's the limit on the cash giveaway if i hand them a note asking for cash? I can use a spare envelope of cash, too.

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    1. This really is one of the most ludicrous bank surveillance photos we've seen. What's the point?

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    2. That one just looks like a sneeze guard at the salad bar.

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  2. Why do banks have bullet-proof barriers if tellers hand over money to unarmed offenders?
    The man handed over a note asking for a donation.
    I can use a spare envelope of cash, too.

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  3. Wasn't this same bank robbed some years ago by a robber in the drive-thru lane?

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  4. Am I seeing correctly that the glass only goes up to shoulder height??

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  5. Dear Bank Managers -
    I am a minimally qualified, vision-impared guy with a discount store tool kit. Truth be told, I have trouble even plugging in a toaster. BUT, I'm pretty sure I can help you with security camera installation and calibration.
    Sincerely,
    Pere Amicium

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  6. Electronic Bankrobbery Transfer cards would be more efficient.

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  7. Who wouldn't rob a bank in Chicago? It's rather tempting. Even with full mugs caught on surveillance, you can keep doing it without any fear of ever getting caught. And to think you only have to "work" 1 hour a day, at the most.

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