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Burbank police responded to a robbery at Archer Bank, 6400 W. 79th St., Monday morning about 11:22 a.m.
Burbank Division Chief Mike Dudlo said a well dressed man wearing a button down shirt and tie walked into the bank and handed a note to an employee announcing a robbery and demanding money.
Police said the man never displayed a weapon and no one was hurt. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen driving northbound on Narragansett Avenue. A witness described his vehicle as an older red 2-door Chevy, perhaps a Cavalier.
Police are looking into witness statements that said the man was milling around outside the bank before the robbery.
According to BanditTrackerChicago.com, the suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5-foot-9 inches tall, and weighing about 170 pounds.
According to Dudlo, the FBI believe the offender may be the same man who has robbed as many as 12 other banks.
The Chicago area has seen a recent uptick in bank robberies. At least nine Chicagoland banks have been robbed since December 1.
A Burbank detective said that area bank robberies are up 200 percent in recent weeks. Police partially attribute this rise to people who want extra money for the holiday season coupled with banks keeping extra cash on hand to meet customer demand this time of the year.
Anyone with information should contact the FBI Chicago office at 312-421-6700 or leave a tip at BanditTrackerChicago.com. ❒
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