FBI looking for man who tried to rob 2 Loop banks in under 15 minutes

The FBI says a man tried to rob two banks in the Loop within 15 minutes on Wednesday afternoon. He didn’t get any money, but the feds are still looking for him.

The agency says he entered the Fifth Third Bank at 1 South Wacker at about 1:59 p.m. He gave a note to the teller that demanded $7,500 while keeping a hand in his pocket as if he had a gun, according to a CPD report. He left without getting cash.

The FBI released these images of a man who tried to rob two banks in the Loop on May 4, 2022. | FBI

At 2:11 p.m., he allegedly presented the same note to a teller at Fifth Third Bank at 2 South LaSalle. But he didn’t get any cash and, possibly deciding that bank robbery in not his calling, he left the note behind.

An FBI bulletin describes the suspect only as a male who wore a black cap, a black mask, a camouflage patterned hoodie, black pants, and black shoes.

They are offering  a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads directly to his arrest and conviction. Tips can be shared with the FBI’s Chicago field office by calling 312-421-6700.

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