Update: FBI says man helped woman rob Loop bank last month

Surveillance images of a man and woman wanted in connection with the Nov. 22 robbery of Fifth Third Bank, 57 East Randolph. | FBI

The FBI announced on Friday that it has identified a second offender who participated in the robbery of a Loop bank branch last month.

Police halted CTA subway service briefly as they searched for a female suspect after the hold-up at Fifth Third Bank, 57 East Randolph, around 3:45 p.m. on Nov. 22. 

A GPS tracker hidden in the stolen money led investigators around the Loop near Daley Plaza, but the search ended without any arrests being made.

One day later, the FBI issued a set of images showing a female bank robber who they said was responsible for the crime.

But, now, the agency says a man was also involved.

In an updated bulletin released Friday morning, the FBI said a man served as lookout while the woman went into the bank and announced the robbery.

After getting money, the couple fled into the downtown pedway system and eventually took a taxicab to near 70th Street and Ashland Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, according to the FBI.

Investigators said the man is about 6-feet tall, and 190-210 pounds. The woman is 26- to 30-years-old and stands 5’0″ to 5’02”, the FBI said. 

Surveillance photos of a woman who robbed the Fifth Third Bank, 57 East Randolph, on Nov. 22, 2019.

The bureau is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads directly to the robbers’ arrests. Anyone with information may contact the agency’s Chicago office at 312-421-6700.

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