FBI Investigating 2 North Side Bank Robberies

The FBI is investigating a pair of bank robberies this week in neighborhoods just to our west.

The Lincoln Avenue offender | FBI

On Thursday, the TCF Bank at 4250 North Lincoln was robbed of about $3,000 by a man who wore a disco-tastic Afro wig and sunglasses.

The man entered the North Center neighborhood bank around 3:40 p.m. and presented a note to a teller that demanded cash, the FBI said. He then fled in an unknown direction.

According to the FBI, the man is black, about 25-years-old, and he stands 5’10” to 6-feet tall. He wore the wig, a black hooded sweatshirt with red sleeves, dark jeans, large sunglasses, and gray shoes.

The Western Avenue offender | FBI

Then, at 9;03 a.m. on Friday, a different man robbed the U.S. Bank at 4725 North Western in Lincoln Square of $1,411.

The FBI said the robber is white, between 40- and 50-years-old, and he stands 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall. He wore a red knit hat, a dark scarf, a tan coat, dark pants, and gray tennis shoes.

Authorities are offering a reward for information that leads them to either man. The FBI Chicago office may be contacted at (312) 421-6700.

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