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

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

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    Bank surveillance photos of thief

    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.