Suspect Arrested In 'Mummy Bandit' Bank Robberies - NBC Chicago

Suspect Arrested In 'Mummy Bandit' Bank Robberies

Police say so-called mummy bandit robbed a Chicago TCF Bank Sunday



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    A man the FBI calls the "mummy bandit" because of the wrappings he uses to disguise his face was caught near his home two hours after a Sunday heist, authorities said.

    Erwin Acox, 39, of the 5100 block of North Kimball Avenue, was ordered held on charges of robbing a  a TCF Bank on North Lincoln Avenue, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde told the Chicago Tribune.

    Police spokesman Jose Estrada said Sunday morning's robbery took place at a TCF branch in a grocery store on the city's North Side. It's the fifth bank robbery since December in which the man is suspected.

    The FBI released images from a surveillance camera showing a man wearing medical tape or gauze wrapped around his face. He also had on gloves and a yellow winter hat.

    Estrada says no one was injured in the robbery and the man did not display a weapon.

    He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.