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Two area TCF Bank branches were robbed less than 24 hours apart in unrelated incidents. One suspect remains at large while the second is reported to have been taken into custody.
The first robbery occurred Thursday evening around 6:55 p.m. in the TCF Bank located at 7901 S. Harlem Ave. in the Burbank Crossings Shopping Center.
According to police, a man entered the bank just before closing and handed an employee a note demanding money. After a teller gave the robber an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled through the front doors.
The man never displayed a weapon and no one was hurt, police said.
The suspect was last seen running eastbound on West 79th Street. A search of the area failed to locate the robber.
The suspect is described as a white male, 40-50 years of age, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build. He wore dark clothing, a dark colored hooded jacket, gloves and a ski mask. Police say the man spoke with an eastern European accent.
The second robbery occurred about 4:17 p.m. Friday at the TCF Bank located at 7400 S. Cicero Ave. in Bedford Park.
According to BanditTrackerChicago.com, a suspect has been arrested in this robbery. Few other details are known at this time other than the robber was a white male, approximately 4 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt under a blue jean jacket, black winter hat, and displayed a handgun.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago FBI office at 312-421-6700. A reward is being offered.