Exclusive video shows bank robber collecting loose cash after shootout with guard in downtown Chicago

A bank robber kneels to gather loose cash from the shattered glass of a bank’s revolving door in downtown Chicago on March 9, 2023. | Provided

Chicago — A downtown Chicago office worker captured amazing video as a bank robber collected loose cash from the ground after having a shootout with a bank security guard on Thursday afternoon.

The footage, provided exclusively to CWB Chicago, shows the bank robber on his hands and knees, gathering cash from the bank’s revolving door, which was shattered by gunfire during the shootout. The video also shows another large pane of glass shattered on the bank’s storefront.

After gathering loose money for a few moments, the robber stands up and walks away eastbound on Madison Street as a flurry of cash falls to the ground behind him. Watch:

Chicago said a 59-year-old bank security guard suffered a graze wound to his hand while exchanging shots with the robber at Fifth Third Bank, 1 South Wacker, just before 3 p.m. Previously, CPD said the guard suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder, but the department later retracted that statement.

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