Stolen Cash Had GPS Tracker

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011  |  Updated 6:06 PM CDT
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Stolen Cash Had GPS Tracker

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A man who robbed a north suburban bank on Wednesday morning didn't get very far.  Unbeknownst to him, the cash contained a GPS tracking device that led authorities right to him, they said.

The Bank of America branch at 1336 Chicago Ave. in Evanston was robbed at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, FBI spokeswoman Cynthia Yates said.

Responding detectives got a description of the bank robber and possible direction of travel, which was then broadcast to all area police departments. There was a GPS tracking device with the money the teller gave the man, according to dispatch reports.

Evanston and Chicago police kept track of the vehicle as it entered the city, heading south on Lake Shore Drive. The vehicle was stopped in the 8100 block of South Yates, according to the FBI and Evanston police.

The bank robbery suspect, as well as another person in the vehicle, were taken into custody there, authorities said. The cash taken from the heist was recovered, as was a fake handgun, officials said.

The identities of the robbers were being withheld pending charges.

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