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FBI, Downers Grove Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

Authorities are on the hunt for a man believed to have robbed American Chartered Bank Friday morning.

Credit: bandittrackerchicago.com
Credit: bandittrackerchicago.com
FBI and Downers Grove police are looking for a man believed responsible for an armed robbery at American Chartered Bank at 2205 Butterfield Rd., shortly before 11 a.m. Friday.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black man in his 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-7, with a thin build, a light complexion and a scruffy face. He wore a black-and-white checkered hat, a black-and-white checkered and zippered jacket, blue jeans and white gloves, according to the FBI.

According to witnesses, the suspect made a verbal demand for money, implying he had a weapon and keeping one hand inside a jacket pocket. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No injuries were reported in connection with the robbery.

Bank surveillance photos, if available, will be posted to www.bandittrackerchicago.com.

The FBI request anyone with information about this robbery, or any of the other unsolved robberies featured on that website, to contact the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700.


Martin Tully January 18, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Harold: Actually, when finalized, I expect the year-end results will likely show that overall crime in the DG area declined in 2013. It is just that with the celerity of social media, people now know about these incidents almost before they happen.
Karen M. Bushy January 18, 2014 at 10:44 PM
I can only say that when we called DGPD because of a pair of shoplifters in the store, the officer had them nailed by the time they got there car to the end of the aisle in our parking lot. She did a GREAT job and this merchant is more than pleased.
Karen M. Bushy January 18, 2014 at 10:44 PM
ooops, "their" car!
J. Geoff Rove February 03, 2014 at 07:26 PM
My sense is DGPD visibility is higher along Ogden, compared to Butterfield or 75th St.

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