Thursday, March 21, 2013
The TCF Bank at 3250 West 87th Street was robbed Thursday morning, according to the FBI.
A Fifth-Third Bank branch was robbed Thursday morning, according to the FBI. A man walked into the bank, 3250 W. 87th St., around 10:15 a.m. and demanded cash, according to the FBI. No weapon was shown during the robbery. Surveillance photos show the man with his head covered and wearing sunglasses, a scarf, a dark pea coat and blue jeans. He is described by law enforcement as a black male, about 5 feet 8. Anyone with information can contact the Chicago FBI Office at (312) 421-6700. Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Oak Lawn This story has been updated with new information.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A TCF Bank branch in Burbank was robbed on Jan. 26
The FBI is searching for a man who is suspected of holding up a Burbank bank Saturday morning. A man wearing what appears to be a yellow safety vest walked into the TCF Bank branch at 7910 S. Cicero Ave. inside of Jewel-Osco and robbed it, according to the FBI. Get Breaking News Alerts: Oak Lawn/Beverly-Mt. Greenwood/Evergreen Park The man did not show a gun and the incident is described by officials as a non takeover-style bank robbery. The suspected robber was a black male between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9. He has on a gray hoodie and has a thin mustache. No one was injured and the suspect was seen fleeing the scene on foot, the Chicago Tribune reports. If you have any information about the crime you are asked to contact the Chicago branch…
Monday, August 20, 2012
FBI said members of the public recognized alleged bank bandit from surveillance photos, who remains in federal custody in Ohio awaiting his return to Chicago.
The search for a Chicago man wanted for the July 26 robbery of a Hickory Hills bank ended at a bus station in Ohio. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Members of the Ohio Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Jeffrey A. Kaplan, 30, without incident last Wednesday at bus station in Toledo, Ohio. Kaplan had been charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Chicago on one count of bank robbery on Aug. 1, the FBI said. According to the criminal complaint, Kaplan entered the TCF Bank branch located at 9357 S. Roberts Road in Hickory Hills on July 26 and approached the teller window. Kaplan allegedly made verbal demands and passed a note demanding money, handing the teller a black plastic bag…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
TCF Bank branch in Hickory Hills was robbed Thursday afternoon, FBI says. Bank robbery suspect fled on foot.
A bank robber knocked off a TCF Bank branch in Hickory Hills just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The suspect—described as a white male between in his 20s, about six-foot-one, wearing white shorts, dark green shirt and baseball cap—walked into the TCF Bank branch at 9357 South Roberts Road and slipped a note to the teller. The note implied that he had a weapon, but none was displayed. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, witnesses said the man fled on foot. No injuries were reported. Additional information and photos from Thursday's robbery can be found at the FBI-run BanditTrackerChicago website. Anyone with information about this robbery, or any of the other robberies featured on Bandit Tracker, is asked to contact the Chicago office …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Police think bank bandit in last week's bank robbery may have been wearing a dreadlock wig.
New details have emerged in the robbery of TCF Bank branch on June 7, according to an Oak Lawn police report. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Detectives believe the bank robbery suspect was wearing a wig when he grabbed both large and small bills from the branch located inside the Jewel Food Store at 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave. Police said that a black male with long dreadlocks and wearing sunglasses approached the lone teller around 9:18 p.m. He handed her a note that said, “I have a gun,” and asked for the large bills from the top drawer. The dreadlocked bandit instructed the teller to give him the money from the bottom drawer. Police said the teller removed approximately $1,000 in ones, tens and twenties …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Suspected bank robber spotted getting into driver's seat of older model Chrysler and driving away. Police said robber did not attempt conceal his face.
For the second time in less than a week an Oak Lawn Bank was robbed, this time a bank inside a supermarket. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Oak Lawn Police said that at 9:18 a.m. Thursday a black male in his 20s walked up to the counter of TCF Bank inside the Jewel Food Store at 8801 S. Ridgeland. The robber passed a note to the teller implying that he was armed, but no weapon was displayed. The teller complied handing the robber an undetermined amount of cash. The bandit retrieved his note and fled on foot out the south entrance to Jewel. He is believed to have run east from there. Witnesses described the suspected robber as a black male in his early 20s, around five-feet-nine-inches tall, with …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
FBI says robber slipped note to teller. No injuries reported. Not known yet if weapon was displayed.
The FBI reported that the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel Food Store was robbed around 9:15 a.m. Thursday. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts. The robber entered the bank at 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave. and passed a note to the teller demanding cash. Witnesses said he fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. It is not known at this time if the robber displayed a weapon. Witnesses described the bandit as a black male with a dark complexion and dreadlocks. He is approximately five-feet-eight-inches-tall with an average build. The FBI said he was wearing a black running jacket with white stripes on the sleeves at the time of the robbery. Anyone with information regarding this bank robbery is asked to call the Chicago office of…
Monday, April 9, 2012
FBI says bandit implied he had weapon before fleeing with unknown amount of cash.
The Chicago FBI reports that a lone black male robbed an Alsip bank on Monday morning. The bandit entered the TCF Bank branch located inside the Jewel Food Store at 12001 S. Pulaski Road shortly after 11:30 a.m. Approaching a teller he implied that he had a weapon and fled with an unknown amount of cash. No weapon was shown. He is described as male black in his fifties, light skinned with freckles on his face, and wearing a yellow baseball cap, according to the FBI-run website BanditTrackerChicago.com. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700, or the Alsip Police Department at 708-385-6902.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Police say the suspect camped out on the roof of the Oak Lawn bank the night before the robbery.
The man Oak Lawn police found hiding on the roof of a local bank has been charged with one felony count of bank robbery. A federal judge denied bail late Friday afternoon for Bryant C. Paschal, 41, of Country Club Hills. Oak Lawn Police Division Chief Michael Kaufmann said that at 11:02 a.m. Friday, a teller from the TCF Bank at 9801 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn called 911 to report that the branch was being robbed. Police surrounded the building after a witness told them that Paschal had climbed a tree and jumped on to the building’s roof. Traffic was stopped for 30 minutes on Cicero Avenue while the Oak Lawn Fire Department helped police bring Paschal down from the roof on a ladder, Kaufman said. The FBI’s Violent Crimes Unit is now …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Robbery suspect found hiding on roof of bank along with bank's money, police say.
Oak Lawn police arrested a man who was found hiding on the roof of a bank that he had allegedly robbed Friday morning. Police Division Chief Michael Kaufmann said that at 11:02 a.m., a teller from the TCF Bank at 9801 S. Cicero Ave. called 911 to report that the bank was being robbed. The teller said that a male black armed with a gun was demanding money from the tellers. The robber ran out of the bank and was seen by a witness climbing a tree at the rear of the bank, Kaufman said. Police surrounded the bank and traffic on Cicero was rerouted for 30 minutes. Two officers went to the top of the Eight Oaks Apartments adjacent to the bank, where police saw a man hiding on the roof and ordered him to surrender. Oak Lawn firefighters arrived …