Man Demands To Be Reimbursed After Being Robbed Inside Bank

Mike Krauser
August 10, 2018 - 11:13 am

WBBM Newsradio/Mike Krauser

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Chicago man was robbed inside a bank on the city’s South Side and he’s demanding he be reimbursed.  

Mike Juhasc said it happened last Friday.  

“I went into the bank to make a withdrawal for a $1,000 to pay all my bills," Juhasc said.

He was at the Bank of America branch at 95th and Stony Island.

A guy on a phone was watching him, he said.

“And I thought that’s suspicious. He wasn’t talking to anybody," he said.

He said the man walked ahead of him into the vestibule and dropped his keys.

Juhasc picked them up…

“And then all the sudden he said, 'oh, there’s a spider on your leg,'” Juhasc said.

He said while the man was brushing off the imaginary spider, a second man picked his wallet.

By the time he realized it, they were gone with his thousand dollars.

“It makes your life miserable.  A miserable living hell," Juhasc said.

Activist Andrew Holmes said, “if it’s not safe inside of a bank, where is it safe at?”

Juhasc is on Social Security and said he’s been unable to pay his bills.    

WBBM Newsradio reach out to Bank of America for comment. Their response:

The safety and security of our customers is paramount.  Bank of America works closely with law enforcement on the capture and conviction of criminals involved in robberies. I can tell you that we are in direct contact and cooperating with local law enforcement regarding this particular incident.

As a safety tip, we encourage customers to always be aware and vigilante during their transactions and of their surroundings at all times.

The bank would not directly answer when WBBM Newsradio asked a spokesperson whether it would reimburse Juhasc, saying only, "We’re in the process of thoroughly investigating the case. "