Men forced victim to withdraw $4k from Lincoln Square bank, cops say

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Two men forced a woman to withdraw cash from a Lincoln Square bank Saturday morning, police said. The unusual robbery unfolded around 9:45 a.m. at Chase Bank, 1809 West Lawrence.

The woman was walking near the bank when two men approached her and forced her to go to a nearby ATM and withdraw money, CPD spokesperson Karie James said. 

After getting cash from the machine, the men then forced her to withdraw additional funds from a teller inside the bank, James said. The offenders then took her money — reportedly about $4,000 — and fled. 

James said the victim then returned to the bank and sought help. The woman was not injured.

The offenders are described as:

  • a well-built Black male who stands about 6-feet tall. He had a trimmed beard and wore a black t-shirt with black jeans.
  • a Black male weighing about 275 pounds who wore a t-shirt

Both men fled in a red vehicle that had a third person sitting in the passenger seat. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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