Boystown bank robbed Wednesday

Police are looking for a bank robber who may have scored nearly $2,000 during a hold-up in Boystown on Wednesday morning.

He announced the robbery in a note that he passed to a teller at Byline Bank, 3639 North Broadway, around 9:35 a.m., according to CPD records. No weapon was seen. The robber fled onto Broadway with roughly $1,900, according to an initial estimate.

A surveillance image of the man who allegedly robbed Byline Bank, 3639 North Broadway, on October 13, 2021. | Provided

The suspect is a Black male who wore white-framed sunglasses with blue lenses, a black White Sox baseball hat, and a gray zip-up sweater or jacket. He reportedly stands about 5’9” tall and weighs 170 to 180 pounds.

Bank robbery reports are down significantly across Chicago, according to CPD data. Police recorded 37 bank hold-ups this year through the end of September, down from 57 during the same time last year and 65 during the first nine months of 2019.

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