Authorities say this man robbed a TCF Bank branch in a Jewel-Osco, 5516 N. Clark Ave., on June 17, 2019 | FBI

FBI After Serial Bank Robber

June 18, 2019 - 8:23 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man is wanted by the FBI for allegedly committing his fifth bank heist of 2019 in Chicago.

The man allegedly robbed a TCF Bank branch about 5:50 p.m. Monday in Andersonville on the North Side, the FBI said. The bank is located in a Jewel-Osco at 5516 N. Clark Ave.

In January, the same man is suspected of robbing a Royal Savings Bank branch in Gage Park, according to the FBI.

A video frame shows a bank robbery suspect from a Jan. 31, 2019 at Lakeside Bank, 1350 S. Michigan Ave. | FBI

He handed a teller a note “demanding money or threatening to shoot,” Chicago police said. He fled from the bank, at 2740 W. 55th St., with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man is also suspected in three other hold-ups in the in and around the Loop: on Jan. 16 at Chase Bank, 10 S. Dearborn St.; on Jan. 31 2019 at Lakeside Bank, 1350 S. Michigan Ave.; and on May 28 at Lakeside Bank, 55 W. Wacker Dr.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of the suspect. He should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI said.

Anyone with information should contact the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at 312-421-6700.

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