Two Men, Same Name Charged in Chicago Robberies

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    Robert Shaw may not be the most common name in Chicago, but it was certainly a popular name for the FBI as they charged two men with the name in two seperate Chicago robberies.

    Robert Shaw may not be the most common name in Chicago, but it was certainly a popular name for the FBI as they charged two men with the name in two separate Chicago robberies.

    Robert Leslie Shaw, 55, was charged Tuesday in connection to a robbery of a Citibank branch at 180 N. Michigan Ave., and 54-year-old Robert D. Shaw was charged Monday with the robbery of a Fifth Third branch at 1420 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, the Chicago Tribune reported. 

    Robert Leslie Shaw allegedly stole around $870 from the Citibank after he presented the teller with a note that read: "Follow the note and no one will get hurt. I have a gun." He was reportedly caught days later loitering around the bank.

    Robert D. Shaw allegedly told a Citibank teller he wanted all the money in her drawer but that he wouldn't hurt her because the money is for his sick child. He left the bank was an estimated $1,874 in cash but was caught just two blocks away stained with red dye from a detonated dye pack and later confessed to the robbery, the Tribune reported.