FBI releases images of Lakeview bank robber

Bank surveillance images of the robbery suspect. | FBI

The FBI today released two images of the man it believes is responsible for robbing a Lakeview bank branch last week. The agency is offering a reward for information that leads directly to the suspect’s arrest.

Police said a man entered the Chase bank at 3032 North Clark at 3:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and passed a note to one of the tellers.

“This is an attempted robbery,” the note reportedly read. “Give me all the cash you have.”

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Bank employees told investigators that the man ran out of the branch’s Clark Street entrance and headed north after he received the cash.

An FBI bulletin released on Monday describes the robber as a black man who stands about 5’8” tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He wore a black Nike hat, a black coat, dark pants, and brown shoes, the agency said.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads them to the offender. Anyone with tips can call the bureau’s Chicago field office at 312-421-6700.