Bank robber hits fifth Chicago-area bank

DES PLAINES (Fox 32 News) - A man who robbed a northwest suburban bank Friday evening is also suspected of robbing four other Chicago area banks this  year.

The FBI responded about 6:30 p.m. to the non-takeover bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 845 S. Elmhurst Road in Des Plaines, according to the FBI.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-8 to 6-foot white man in his 20s to mid-30s with a thin-to-medium build and brown hair, according to the FBI. He was wearing black sunglasses, a black jacket, blue jeans, a black shirt and brown shoes with a white sole.

The man is also suspected of four other non-takeover bank robberies that happened:

  •     about 4:10 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 2323 63rd St. in Woodridge;
  •     about 5:15 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1645 Larkin Ave. in Elgin;
  •     about 4:50 p.m. at the Chase Bank branch at 175 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove; and
  •     about 1:50 p.m. July 22 at the Fifth Third Bank branch at 7150 Mannheim Road in Rosemont.


Anyone with information on the bank robberies should contact the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

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