BUSTED: Lake View Bank Robber Arrested Within Minutes

A quick, forceful response by 19th district officers foiled a Lake View bank robber’s getaway plan this morning.

Police responded to a silent alarm at North Community Bank, 742 W. Diversey near Halsted, at 11:13AM. They were on scene within two minutes and almost immediately released a suspect description: Male, black, 6-feet tall, thin, dark complected, wearing a gray felt hat, navy blue suit, white dress shirt, and black shoes.

He was spotted within minutes and taken into custody about two blocks south of the bank in the 2600 block of Burling. Arresting officers said that they recovered a knife from the suspect, but the weapon was reportedly not displayed during the robbery.

CPD case HX392345.

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