Uptown bank robbery fails, FBI says

Surveillance images of the offender. | FBI

The FBI is looking for a man who tried to rob an Uptown bank branch on Friday afternoon.

Police responded to the Bank of America at 4758 North Racine around 2  p.m. after employees activated a silent alarm, according to CPD dispatch records. He did not display a weapon and officers said he was gone when they arrived.

According to an FBI alert, the offender is a black male with a slim build who wore a black knit hat, a black face mask, a gray coat with black sleeves, black pants, black shoes, and carried a black backpack. He fled eastbound on Lawrence Avenue.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads directly to the man’s arrest. Tips may be called in to the bureau’s Chicago Field Office at 312-421-6700.

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