LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) – A man who robbed a north suburban bank branch earlier this month may also be responsible for the robbery last month of a west suburban bank branch, according to the FBI.
On Saturday, May 1, about 1:30 p.m., a man walked into the Foster Bank branch at 255 Parkway Drive in Lincolnshire holding a cell phone to his ear, a release from the FBI said. He handed the teller a note announcing a robbery, implied he had a weapon and verbally threatened the teller if his demands for cash were not met.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled on foot, during which time a dye pack detonated in the parking lot. No injuries were reported.
The same man may be responsible for the April 20 robbery of the West Suburban Bank branch at 40 E. St. Charles in Villa Park, according to the FBI.
The robber in both cases is described as a Hispanic male about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, with a medium to large build and trimmed facial hair.
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