PLAID BANDIT: Another Bank Robber Targets Local Branches

Yet another person has decided to add “robbing local banks” to their LinkedIn profile.

The Chase branch at 3335 N. Ashland was robbed at 4:02PM yesterday by a man who passed a note under a thick pane of bulletproof glass. The teller filled an envelope with cash and slid it back to him…under the thick pane of bulletproof glass.

No weapon was seen or implied, police say.

The offender was last seen running eastbound on Henderson. He’s described as a white man in his early 30’s, about 6-feet-tall, 180 to 210 pounds, with sandy-colored hair.

According to the FBI, the same man robbed a PNC bank at 4201 N. Lincoln last Friday.

A reward is being offered by the FBI Chicago office. (312) 421-6700

Earlier this week, the FBI announced the arrest of a man who robbed an Uptown bank on August 19.

They continue to offer a reward for information that leads them to the “Uptown Beach Bandit,” a woman who has robbed three North Side banks this month.

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