Repeat offenders sought in Loop, Edgewater bank robberies

This man is wanted for three bank robberies in the Loop and South Loop. | FBI

Police and federal investigators are looking for two bank robbers who separately struck branches in the Loop and Edgewater on Tuesday afternoon.

Loop robbery

The FBI said the man seen above entered Lakeside Bank, 55 West Wacker, around 4:55 p.m. and handed a demand note to a teller that said he had a gun. The teller handed over about $1,550 in cash along with a dye pack, but the man gave the dye pack back to her and ran out the door.

Federal agents believe the same man is responsible for robbing the Chase Bank at 10 South Dearborn around 1:10 p.m. on Jan. 16th and the Lakeside Bank at 1350 South Michigan around 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 31.

The robber is described as a black man in his 50’s who stands about 5’7” tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

This man is being sought in connection with the Edgewater robbery and another hold-up on May 17th. | FBI

Edgewater robbery

Also on Tuesday afternoon, a different man entered the Chase Bank at 1055 West Bryn Mawr around 2:34 p.m. and handed a note to a teller in which he claimed to have a gun, according to police. The teller handed over cash and the man fled the scene.

The FBI said the man is also responsible for robbing the Chase Bank at 1924 South State around 12:50 p.m. on May 17th.

He has been wearing a distinctive sweatshirt that features the word Nike with an orange lightning bolt on the front. He has a tattoo on his left wrist, stands about 6-feet-tall and is in his 20’s.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by the FBI for information that leads directly to the arrests of either offender. Tips may be called into the agency’s Chicago office at 312-421-6700.

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