Surveillance images show suspect in Boystown ATM explosion

Surveillance images show a man approaching the drive-up ATM at Fifth Third Bank, 3179 North Clark. | Provided

Images have emerged of the man who Chicago police believe is responsible for detonating an explosive device next to an ATM in Boystown late Sunday.

Police said yesterday that a man placed an explosive next to the drive-up cash machine at Fifth Third Bank, 3179 North Clark around 11:25 p.m. It detonated moments after he walked away.

The machine’s cash reserves were not compromised.

One surveillance photo emailed to CWBChicago shows a man standing near the ATM. Another image shows him walking in the area.

This screengrab from a neighbor’s home video shows the man leaving the bank parking lot onto Clark Street. | Patrick McCarron

CWBChicago reported Monday that the suspect was described only as a man wearing a dark jacket, possibly with a white shirt or hoodie underneath. One of the images appears to show a white logo or design on the back of his dark jacket.

After the explosion failed to open the ATM, the man was seen crossing through the bank parking lot, heading west on Belmont, and then turning south into an alley.

Area 3 detectives are investigating.

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