Bank With The World’s Worst Cameras Gets Robbed In Lakeview

Cops are looking for a man who held up the Byline Bank branch at 1401 West Belmont in Lakeview on Saturday morning. And the Byline Bank branch oughta be shopping for new cameras. Pronto.

The suspect seems to have identified and then robbed the bank that’s “protected” by what may very well be the world’s lowest-quality camera system. And he made $1,352 for his efforts, according to a source.

The suspected robber | FBI

Cops responded to bank alarms around 9:50 this morning after the offender handed a demand note to a teller.

The robber is described as a white male between 25- and 35-years old with tattoos on his neck and hands. He’s about 5’9″ tall and weighs about 155 pounds and he has a blond or reddish-blond mustache, a witness said.

Another witness said that the man wore a Chicago Blackhawks baseball cap, but you’d never know that by looking at the FBI’s image of the offender.

The word “CHICAGO” emblazoned in giant letters on the robber’s gray sweatshirt is almost legible. Or does that say “OHIO AGE?” Whatevs.

Anyone with information about the man depicted in the worst photographic image since the Patterson–Gimlin film is asked to call the Chicago FBI office at 312-421-6700

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