Rolling Meadows Bank Robbery Suspect In Custody After High-Speed Chase

Mike Krauser
November 16, 2019 - 1:10 pm

ROLLING MEADOWS (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A bank robbery in Rolling Meadows, followed by a high-speed pursuit, ended in Chicago with the arrest of the suspect, after quite a bit of drama.

Cash went flying out of a Ford Fusion as several police departments followed a bank robbery suspect from I-190 to the North Side of Chicago around 11 a.m., according to state police. 

Police described the suspect as a while male wearing a hoodie and blue jeans who fled the scene in a black Ford Fusion after robbering a Fifth Third Bank on Algonquin Road.

The Fusion was spotted by CPD officers speeding on roads passing the terminals at O'Hare and then heading into the city on I-190 where the car was clocked doing 87 miles per hour.

A CPD officer said at one point the man was throwing money from the car and people had stopped to pick it up.

Police briefly blocked the expressway to pick up the cash, themselves. One said they got everything "that didn't blow away."

The chase ended around noon on the 6800 block of North Olmsted, where the suspect was taken into custody. 

Police said a dye pack was involved in the robbery, which is a radio-controlled incendiary device used by banks to foil a bank robbery by causing stolen cash to be permanently marked with dye shortly after a robbery.