FBI seeks men in summertime explosion at Boystown bank

The FBI released this image of three men who may be linked to the Lakeview ATM explosion. | FBI

The FBI is now on the hunt for a group of men who tried to break into a Boystown bank ATM this summer by detonating an explosive device.

After the June 14 incident, CPD said officers responded a call of an explosion at the Fifth Third Bank drive-up window, 3179 North Clark, around 11:30 p.m. Officers found the drive-up ATM burned with damage to its cement pad, but the machine’s safe was not compromised, police spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.

A man who lives across the street from the bank posted video of the explosion and of a man walking away from the scene.

Now, the FBI has released images of three suspects that they want to speak with about the crime. One of the men is wanted for planting the device while the other two allegedly acted as lookouts.

Anyone who has information about the men can contact the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at 312-421-6700. A reward is being offered.

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