FBI looking for gunman who robbed River North bank

Chicago — The FBI is trying to track down the man who robbed a River North bank at gunpoint last week. The agency released surveillance images of the holdup at Chase Bank, 401 North Clark, today.

Chicago police responded to a pair of 911 calls at the bank around 2:51 p.m. on March 3. One caller said they saw a man holding a gun while pacing in front of the bank and looking through its windows. Another caller said his girlfriend, a bank employee, called him to report a robbery in progress.

Surveillance images of a man robbing Chase Bank, 401 North Clark, in Chicago. | FBI

Officers arrived quickly and pursued the robber eastbound through an alley between Hubbard and Kinzie streets, but they lost him, according to CPD radio transmissions.

Photographs released by the FBI show a man displaying a handgun and standing at the bank counter, but the low-quality images do not show his features clearly.

The agency said he is a Black male between 35 and 40 years old who stands between 5’8″ and 6 feet tall and weighs 160 to 180 pounds. According to the FBI, he carried a backpack and wore a black hoodie with a black surgical mask, blue surgical gloves, black pants, and dark shoes.

Tips can be shared with the FBI Chicago field office at 312-421-6700 or tips.fbi.gov. The agency said it “is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of this unknown suspect.”

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