Lincoln Park bank robber gets away with over $9K, cops say


The FBI is looking for a bank robber who made off with more than $9,000 from a Chase branch in Lincoln Park on Saturday morning.

A man wearing sunglasses and a surgical mask walked into the bank at 935 West Armitage at 10:53 a.m. and presented a demand note to a teller, police said. The robber held his hand in his jacket pocket as if he had a gun, the teller said.

Police said the bank estimated that the robber got away with between $9,000 and $10,000.

The offender is described as a black man in his mid-20’s with a small build. He stood 5’9” to 6-feet tall and was coughing during the robbery, leading a witness to believe that he may be ill. He was last seen running down the 1900 block of Bissell after the hold-up.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads directly to the robber’s arrest. Tips can be phoned in to the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at 312-421-6700.

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