FBI Searching For 'Lunch Box Bandit'

The 'Bandit' is believed responsible for two north side bank robberies

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011  |  Updated 11:45 AM CDT
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A man dubbed the "Lunch Box Bandit" is being sought by the Chicago FBI in connection to at least two bank robberies on the city's north side.

The most recent theft occurred Jan. 18 at TCF Bank, at 3570 N. Elston Ave., according to a news release.

The man wears a black jacket with a hood and either a ski mask or scarf around his face. On Jan. 18, he approached a teller and ordered her to give him large bills from the cash drawer.

The first of the two robberies occurred at TCF Bank, at 4660 W. Irving Park Road.

In both cases the man used a blue plastic or vinyl lunch box to carry the stolen money, landing him the "Lunch Box" moniker. He left the scene in a blue or black car, possibly a Buick LeSabre, parked nearby.

The FBI is asking that anyone with information about the man or the robberies to call the Chicago office at 312-421-6700.

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