3-Time Bank Robber Suspect Arrested After Relative And Co-worker ID

Suspect in 3 Bank robberies arrested after co-workers, relative ID

By Saba Hamid
|  Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012  |  Updated 6:12 PM CDT
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3-Time Bank Robber Suspect Arrested After Relative And Co-worker ID

FBI/BandTrackerChicago.com

Bank surveillance photos of thief

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The FBI arrested Martin Crossley, 37, of Lombard after he was suspected to have robbed three banks in Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove and Oak Brook.

Co-workers and a relative of the suspect contacted the FBI after seeing surveillance photographs of the three-time offender leading to his eventual arrest, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In all three of his robberies, Crossley, who remained unmasked, allegedly slipped tellers a demand note commanding the teller to put money in a plastic trash liner which he retrieved from a trashcan in the bank. Crossley did not expose a weapon in any of his robberies

The FBI said $5,588 of the $6,699 that Crossley stole was recovered along with Crossley's glasses, one shoe and demand note, which he had dropped during a scuffle with a bank customer at his most recent heist.

If convicted, Crossley faces up to 20 years in prison.

As of Dec.12, the city of Chicago reported 207 robberies, a number which could double the 2011 total of 115 by the end of the year.

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