Bank Robber Hits Branch in New Southport Jewel-Osco

Thief robbed bank in the middle of the afternoon

Sunday, Dec 11, 2011  |  Updated 10:24 AM CDT
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Bank Robber Hits Branch in New Southport Jewel-Osco

This man robbed the TCF Bank inside the Jewel-Osco grocery store Saturday afternoon, according to police.

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A thief who implied he had a gun robbed a bank branch inside the new Jewel-Osco grocery on Southport Avenue Saturday afternoon.

Around 1:40 p.m., the man went up to the counter at the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel on Southport, just north of Addison.  He implied he had a weapon, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

The teller handed over some cash and the man, who looked like he was in his 30s, ran from the scene.  No one was hurt.

The man is described as white, about 35 to 45 years old, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6, wearing a black leather jacket, spotted hoodie, black hat and black gloves, according to the FBI.

The FBI and Belmont Area detectives are investigating.

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