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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