Serial bank robber has tried to rob 3 downtown banks since September, FBI says

Surveillance images show a man suspected of robbing three downtown Chicago banks since September 19, 2023. | FBI

A serial bank robber has tried to rob banks in downtown Chicago three times since mid-September, according to the FBI, and he’s failed each time.

While the would-be robber has not made any money from his efforts, you might be able to. That’s because the feds are offering up to $1,000 for information that leads directly to his arrest.

The agency said the man first tried to rob Citibank, 100 South Michigan, at 3:29 p.m. on September 19. He was wearing a hoodie, mask, and black button-down jacket.

On October 11, he tried to rob Citibank at 180 North Michigan around 3:35 p.m. The feds say he wore a black hoodie, a dark gray vest, jeans, and dark shoes.

He returned to the 180 North Michigan location around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday and again failed to get any money. His outfit included a blue beanie, and a red or orange hooded jacket with a yellow zip-up underneath, the FBI said.

Tips can be shared with the agency’s Chicago field office at 312-421-6700 or online at

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