Wednesday, October 21, 2015

ALL BUSINESS: Bank Robber Hits Lakeview Branch Again

A serial bank robbery suspect who has been sought by the FBI since August struck a Lakeview bank for the second time Tuesday afternoon.

The Chase Bank branch at 3335 N Ashland was robbed by the so-called "North Center Bandit" at 4:09PM, the agency said. The suspect robbed the same branch at 4:02PM on August 27, according to police.

Previously seen wearing baseball hats and short-sleeve shirts, the suspect switched things up for his cameo yesterday. Bank surveillance photos show him wearing a dark suit and red striped tie with a bald or thinning head of hair.

As in his previous hold-ups, the offender passed a note in which he demanded money.

The man is also suspected of robbing a Chase branch in the 3300 block of W Belmont on September 25 and a PNC Bank branch in the 4200 block of N Lincoln on August 21.

He is described by the FBI as being a  25- to 35-year-old white male between 6-feet and 6-feet, 2-inches tall, weight 180 to 210 pounds.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of this man. Tips should be directed to the FBI at 312.421.6700
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10 comments:

  1. "...25- to 35-year-old"

    I was thinking more like a paunchy 45-year-old.

    Anyway.....These bank robbers are so stupid. How much do they normally get? From what I hear on this blog and on the news, it ain't much. And it seems all of them eventually get caught.

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    1. About 300-500 bucks. All that to be placed on a FBI list for bank robbers. One of the Bank of America armed guards once remarked to me that the other banks don't hire security because they feel the security guard standing with the bullet-proof vest and revolver costs more than any potential bank robbery losses.

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    2. The risk to reward ratio is pretty bad on bank robberies. It's not like you're going to pull a heist like in Heat or anything and get that much cash. They're better off with straight muggings.

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    3. I also thought "huh??" when reading the "...25 to 35-year old" description. That beer gut, thinning hair, and double chin looks more like 50+ to me. He is the type who is always lurking and trying to fondle young guys in the FFC shower and steam and being turned down.

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    4. it really is crazy the cost/benefit of the bank robberies. these idiots would be much better off doing ID theft, insurance scams, even shoplifting. get caught, serve no time. get caught robbing a bank, yikes serious federal time. what am I missing? oh wait desperate idiots doing stupid things.

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  2. A note?..This dude could easily be taken down, highly doubt he's armed, he is just a chubby old guy.

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    1. You never know though if he brought a goon as an accomplice, like that one lady did.

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  3. That is one well-dressed bank robber.

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  4. Dang, this bubba has some testicular fortitude, repeating his crimes in the same general 'hood and not -really- doing a hell of a lot of to completely disguise himself. Just a matter of time .....

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  5. This fuck is pretty good. Puts a lot of time into going from Dapper Dan to Tractor Travis and back again. To smart to stick around in Chicago .

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