Police: Bank Robbery Reported in West Chicago
A white male took a Fifth Third Bank near Rt. 64 on Tuesday morning. Here are more details and a full suspect description.
A man robbed a bank in West Chicago on Tuesday morning, according to police.
The man took an undisclosed amount of cash from Fifth Third Bank, 1800 N. Neltnor Blvd. (Route 59) in West Chicago. West Chicago police officers responded to the bank at about 10:35 a.m. Tuesday for a report that the robbery had just occurred, according to a press release.
Officers learned the man had entered the bank and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The man then left the bank and was last seen walking eastbound towards Route 59 with an undisclosed amount of money.
The robbery suspect is described as:
- White male
- About 25-35 years of age
- Between 6' and 6'3'' tall
- Colorful tattoo along right side of neck (see the pictures posted on this page)
- Muscular build
- Wore tan "newsboy/pageboy" cap, a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt and dark pants with white piping down the sides
Help Police Solve This Case
Based on the physical description coupled with similar behavior exhibited in both cases, the suspect in the West Chicago incident appears to be the same suspect responsible for a bank robbery that occurred on Aug. 9 at a BMO Harris Bank location on Lake Street in Bloomingdale, police said.
Past Batavia-Area Robberies
Here is a recap of all the reported Tri-Cities area robberies in the past year:
- On May 18, two men robbed an employee at gunpoint outside of a St. Charles restaurant.
- On April 12, a woman was robbed at gunpoint outside a North Aurora apartment complex just west of the Fox River. The suspect fled southbound on the bike trail.
- A similar but separate robbery occurred on March 26 in Batavia's Clark Island area. A juvenile was approached by a man in a hooded sweatshirt with an open knife. The man took $20 and a skateboard from the child and escaped via footbridge.
- On Jan. 23 two men robbed Sunny's Supermarket in North Aurora at gunpoint.
- A Batavia man accused of holding up Subway restaurants in Batavia and North Aurora in November, as well as a St. Charles motel in December, admitted to robbing an Elgin bank in January 2012, according to court records. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
- On Oct. 29 two men robbed some North Aurora Woodman's employees during a money transfer in broad daylight.
- On Oct. 14 a man entered a home on the 100 block of Elm Avenue in North Aurora, attacked a 44-year-old woman, and bound her with duct tape.
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