Three Chicago area banks hit by robbers

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Video surveillance of the offender who robbed McHenry Savings Bank in Richmond on Friday morning. (Photos courtesy of FBI)

Three Chicago area banks were robbed Friday.

Two of the robberies occurred within seven minutes of each other at northwestern and southwestern financial institutions. The third is believed to be the work of a serial robber who has hit two other local banks.

McHenry Savings Bank, located at 10520 Main St., Richmond, was robbed at 11:15 a.m. Friday. The robber was described as a white man in his late 20s with a thin build and medium complexion, and wearing an orange knit hat, tan coat, acid wash jeans and black tennis shoes.

At 11:08 a.m. Friday, South Division Credit Union at 14740 S. Cicero Ave.,

Video surveillance of the offender who robbed South Division Credit Unit in Midlothian on Friday morning.

Midlothian, was robbed. The offender in that heist was described as a black man, 6 feet 2, with a medium build, black hair and medium complexion, wearing dark overalls and brandishing a handgun.

A TCF Bank in Chicago was robbed at 12:34 p.m. Friday. FBI agents said the TCF Bank at 2520 N. Narragansett Ave. was robbed by an offender who has struck at two other banks since late December.

The offender is also believed to have committed robberies at:

  • 12:30 p.m. Dec. 28 at PNC Bank, 4120 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge.
  • 5:06 p.m. Jan. 25 at TCF Bank, 6430 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago.

The offender is described as a white man, in his 30s, 5-8 to 5-10, 175 pounds, with a medium build, and wearing a gray baseball hat, black winter jacket and dark pants.

Video surveillance of the offender who robbed a TCF Bank in Chicago on Friday afternoon.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of each of the offenders.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents say all three offenders should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about any of the robberies should contact the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at (312) 421-6700. Tips can also be submitted at




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