Monday, January 09, 2017

Lakeview Bank Robbed, Reward Offered

A man who claimed to be carrying a bomb robbed a bank near the Sheridan Red Line station Friday afternoon, police said. No one is in custody.

The robber, decked out in a bright orange jumpsuit with reflective stripes, entered the Chase Bank at 3956 N. Sheridan just after 2 p.m. and made off with an estimated $4,000.

The FBI says the offender as a 40-year-old white man who stands 5’9” to 6-feet tall, with a thin to medium build.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the FBI Chicago office at (312) 421-6700.

A reward is being offered.
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12 comments:

  1. Why are bank security photos ALWAYS grainy? Don't we live in an era of 1080p-- no, 4K?!

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    1. Very good question. My old iPhone 5 takes better photos and videos than these grainy surveillance systems all over the place.

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    2. It honestly looks like 240p or 480p, straight from 1998.

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  2. Not the most subtle clothing to wear while robbing a bank.

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    1. No, it wasn't very subtle. Maybe it was reverse psychology, as if he is working construction so he must have a job and not there to rob a bank.

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    2. On second thought, it was very stupid. Any camera in the area is going to catch the reflective stripes on his orange jumpsuit to see where he was before/after robbing the bank. Or people who saw him on the street and see that he robbed a bank. He didn't hide his facial profile very well either.

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  3. seriously though, why do they have me in high def running a red light but banks only grab grainy ass photos?

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    1. I don't think bank robberies amount to a whole lot of losses, not nearly so much as the other financial crimes that can happen electronically. But still...

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  4. Charge this guy with terrorism since he threatened he had a bomb.

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  5. Banks are to busy taking your money, no time for improvements.

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  6. Wow, those new Instamatic cameras take great photos.
    Terrifying to see Frank Zappa robbing a bank while molesting a donkey though. I mean, I didn't even know he was still alive.
    Or wait, is that Gumby doing an impression of Burl Ives?
    Well anyhow, I feel safer with this high-tech stuff all around us.
    Run some of those pics off on the mimeograph. I'm sure we'll have these people in custody soon!

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  7. Glad to see the former members of Devo are keeping busy.

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