FBI: Bank robber arrested after giving teller his state ID for “withdrawal”

Edner Flores | CPD

A Chicago man is facing federal bank robbery charges after he allegedly complied with the teller’s request to see his ID during a hold-up this week.

According to an FBI agent’s complaint, the robber wrote “$10,000” “No die packs” and “armed” on a deposit slip and handed it to a teller at PNC Bank, 3337 West North Avenue in Humboldt Park, around 11:45 a.m. Monday.

The teller tripped a silent alarm and then told the robber that he needed to fill out a withdrawal slip — not a deposit slip — if he wanted to get money.

Edner Flores Jr. obediently filled out the correct paperwork for his request and handed it back, the FBI agent alleged. And when the teller asked for his ID to complete the transaction, he reportedly forked that over, too.

Ironically, the secretary of state issued Flores’ ID just three days before the hold-up, so he was lucky to have one. Sorta.

The deposit and withdrawal slips used by the robber. | Federal court records

Chicago police arrested Flores as he stood in front of the teller window, waiting for his transaction to be finalized, the complaint says. Cops allegedly found a knife in his pocket, but he is not accused of displaying it.

Investigators compared Flores’ fingerprints to the robber’s and found a match, the FBI agent wrote. He is charged with one count of bank robbery.

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