In your face, Federales!
Despite a $5,000 bounty being offered for his arrest, a prolific bank robber struck again in Lake View this morning — his fourth bank heist in 13 days.
He didn’t even bother to cover his face this time.
The so-called “Benchwarmer Bandit,” who made his bank robbery debut with a hold-up at the TCF bank inside of Boystown’s Jewel-Osco store on March 16, passed a note to a teller at the Citibank branch, 3128 N. Ashland, around 10:15 this morning.
Today’s robbery was his first to not target a TCF branch inside of a Jewel-Osco store.
On Monday, he held up the TCF that’s located inside of the Jewel just a block away from this morning’s hold-up.
Witnesses and surveillance image review helped police develop this description today: Hispanic man in his early-to-mid-20’s with a slim build. He wore a black ski cap and a blue hoodie that has the word “Chicago” printed on the front with red letters that are outlined in white. He had gray jeans and dark gym shoes with white soles and is said to be “unshaven” today.
He was last seen southbound on Ashland.
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