Man robs Clearing bank twice in less than a month

- A man suspected of robbing a Clearing neighborhood bank last month held up the same bank a second time Wednesday afternoon on the Southwest Side.

The man robbed the Fifth Third Bank branch at 5241 W. 63rd St. at 4:53 p.m., according to the FBI. He did not show a weapon, and the incident was described as a “non-takeover bank robbery.”

The same man is suspected of robbing the same Fifth Third Bank branch at 4:48 p.m. June 28, the FBI said. He’s also a suspect in the robbery of a Royal Savings Bank branch at 9226 S. Commercial at 2:30 p.m. July 12.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-6 black man in his mid-20s with a thin build, according to the FBI. He was wearing a black flat-billed hat, white jeans and a white shirt. In a previous robbery, he wore a white T-shirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspect is asked to call the FBI’s Chicago office at (312) 421-6700.

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