Feds Tie Duffel Bag Robber to 4 Other Bank Heists

Police are still on the hunt for a man who robbed a Lincoln Park bank on Saturday morning. Federal investigators link him to four other Chicago robberies, all of which occurred in December.

A man who robbed a Lincoln Park bank over the weekend has yet to be arrested.

The hold-up occurred at 10 a.m. at the Bank of America branch at 2401 N. Clark St., according to police reports. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has since tied the suspect to three other December bank robberies in Chicago, according to BanditTracker.com.

READ: Investigators Search for Lincoln Park Bank Robber

They include Burling Bank, 141 W. Jackson St.; the Citibank at 539 N. Michigan Ave.; the Citibank at 111 W. Jackson St.; and the First American Bank at 33 W. Monroe St. The incidents occurred on Dec. 5, Dec. 17, Dec. 19 and Dec. 26, respectively, the FBI reports.

In the latest Jan. 5 robbery, witnesses told police the offender approached two tellers, one 26 years old and the other, 25, demanding, "give me all the money in your drawers."

Though he never showed a weapon, he implied he had one, according to police. He placed a duffel bag on the counter, at which time the tellers filled it with the $4,210 he stole, police said.

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The bank employees said they did not place dye packs in the suspect's bag. Evidence technicians investigated the scene on Saturday and searched for fingerprints, police said.

Bank representatives were in the process Sunday of turning over video surveillance to investigators, according to the report.

The suspect is described as being around 50 years old, standing at between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall. He was black and had a medium complexion, according to the report, and wore a mustard-colored ball cap and a dark green jacket at the time of the robbery.

See the attached photos for a glimpse of the accused robber during the other area bank robberies. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI Chicago branch at 312-421-6700.


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