FBI: Bank robber strikes twice in just over a week in north suburbs

(Left) A surveillance photo of a person who robbed a bank Saturday in Lake Forest. | Lake Forest police (Right) A surveillance image of a person who robbed a bank Dec. 29 in north suburban Deerfield. | FBI

Authorities believe the same person who robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch Saturday afternoon in north suburban Lake Forest also robbed a bank in Deerfield a little over a week ago.

About 12:05 p.m. Saturday, the masked robber entered the Fifth Third Bank branch at 990 S. Waukegan Road and gave a teller a note demanding money, Lake Forest police and the FBI said.

A weapon was not seen, but was implied by the robber, police said.

The robber was described as a white male, thought to be in his late 20s or early 30s, standing between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet and weighing between 180 and 210 pounds, police said. He was seen wearing a dark jacket, blue jeans, a dark hat, white gloves, boots and a mask.

The same person is believed to have committed the Dec. 29 robbery of Deerfield Bank and Trust at 660 Deerfield Road, the FBI said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Lake Forest police at (847) 234-2601. The FBI was offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.