FBI: Knife-wielding trio rob Palatine bank

PALATINE (STMW) - Three people robbed a bank in northwest suburban Palatine at knifepoint Tuesday evening.

The trio were wearing ski masks and dark hooded sweatshirts when they walked in and took over the TCF Bank branch at 1589 Rand Road about 5:45 p.m., according to the FBI.

One was a slender, 6-foot-2 man in a blue hoodie, and another was a medium-build woman in a gray hoodie. Authorities didn’t have a description of the third robber.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

It was the 143rd bank robbery reported in the Chicago area for 2015, according to FBI statistics. At least 192 banks were robbed in 2014.

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