Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Brave Bandit Bangs Broadway/Belmont Byline Bank

UPDATE DECEMBER 29 12:07PM—The FBI has now released these surveillance photos of the suspect.
Even a driving storm of frozen ice pellets wasn't enough to deter Boystown's hardy criminal element yesterday.

Chicago police and the FBI are looking for a man who robbed the Byline Bank at Broadway and Belmont shortly before 2:30PM Monday—smack in the middle of a wind-driven ice storm.

Bank employees say the man walked into the bank and repeatedly implied that he was armed as he announced a robbery. No weapon was ever seen. After receiving about $1,500 in cash, the robber fled southbound on Broadway.

Police yesterday described the robber as a black man in his 30’s with a medium build. He stands about 5’9” tall and he wore a black parka with black jeans and he carried a black backpack.

The FBI was unable to produce timely images of the offender because the bank's surveillance system was reportedly inaccessible.

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  1. And they need to quit labeling this silliness as bank "robberies". Coercion or harrassment seems more fitting. Maybe this would free up the FBI so they can get a grip on the violent crime on the north side.

    1. I also meant to add, since "no weapon was ever seen", $1500? 1500?!!!!! Good for him.

  2. Once again the clarity of the surveillance photos are for shit.

    1. Decent cameras are wicked expensive these days. Probably well over $60.
      And hard to place / hide too.
      Impossible to believe that anyone in the money business could afford such a thing.