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Police Seek Suspect in Tuesday Bank Heist in West Chicago

Man who robbed the Fifth Third Bank on Tuesday morning may be the same man who robbed a Bloomingdale bank on Aug. 9

Police Seek Suspect in Tuesday Bank Heist in West Chicago

Police in nearby West Chicago are searching for a man who on Tuesday morning robbed a local bank and may be connected to an Aug. 9 bank heist in Bloomingdale.

The robbery occurred shortly before 10:35 a.m. at Fifth Third Bank, 1800 N. Neltnor Boulevard, according to a release from the West Chicago Police Department. Officers who arrived at the bank learned a male had entered the bank and passed a teller a note demanding money. The robber left the bank and last was seen walking east toward Route 59 with an undisclosed sum of money.

The robber is described as a male white, about 25 to 35 years old, between 6 feet and 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a muscular build, the release states. He was wearing a tan “newsboy hat,” a darker-colored long-sleeved shirt, and dark pants with white piping down the sides. According to the release, the robber was described as having a colorful tattoo along the right side of his neck.

West Chicago police believe he may be the same man responsible for the Aug. 9 robbery of BMO Harris Bank on Lake Street in Bloomingdale, based on the physical description coupled with similar behavior exhibited in both cases.

Anyone having information about either bank robbery is encouraged to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 1-312-421-6700 or the West Chicago Police Department at 1-630-293-2222.

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