Man Robs Wicker Park Area Bank Branch

FBI is still investigating

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012  |  Updated 4:37 PM CDT
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Man Robs Wicker Park Area Bank Branch

The robber was described as a bald black man about 50 years old, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds. He had a gray mustache and beard, and was wearing a light gray sweater, sunglasses, and a red Houston Astros baseball cap, according to the FBI.

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A Wicker Park bank branch was robbed Saturday morning, bringing the total number of bank robberies in the Chicago area in 2012 to nearly 50.

Through all of 2011 there were a total of 115 bank robberies in the metropolitan area, according to the FBI.

About 10:15 a.m., a man entered the TCF bank branch in the 1300 block of North Paulina Street and demanded money from a teller, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

The man implied that he had a handgun and the teller complied with his demand, Mirabelli said. The robber fled on foot following the robbery. No one was injured in the incident.

The robber was described as a bald black man about 50 years old, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds. He had a gray mustache and beard, and was wearing a light gray sweater, sunglasses, and a red Houston Astros baseball cap, according to the FBI.

Officers from the Shakespeare District, as well as FBI agents, were canvassing the area. No one was in custody as of Saturday afternoon.

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