Man Sought After Lakeview Bank Robbery

Chicago police are looking for the man who robbed a local bank Tuesday afternoon and fled with an estimated $1,250.

The offender entered Byline Bank at 742 W. Diversey around 2:35PM and handed the teller a note in which he claimed to have a gun.

Witnesses and police who reviewed surveillance images describe the offender as a black man standing between 6-feet and 6’2” tall, with a slender to medium build. He wore a black White Sox hat, a dark hoodie, and jeans. He was last seen walking eastbound on Diversey.

The FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to the man’s arrest. The bureau may be contacted at 312-421-6700.

Images: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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