THE “BENCH” IS BACK: Serial Bank Robber Strikes Again


A bank robber who made his debut performance at the TCF branch inside of Boystown’s Jewel-Osco store last month held up his fifth bank since March 16th this morning.

The FBI says the so-called “Benchwarmer Bandit” held up the Citibank branch at 111 W. Jackson around 8:20 this morning.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Benchwarmer’s arrest.

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