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Bank robber in suit and tie hits fourth bank downtown

Surveillance phoman suspected four Loop bank robberies December. |  FBI photo

Surveillance photo of man suspected of four Loop bank robberies in December. | FBI photo

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Updated: December 27, 2012 12:21PM



A well-dressed man — with the exception of his trademark white baseball cap — robbed a Loop bank branch Wednesday. Authorities think this was the fourth bank robbery by the same man.

The robber has worn a suit and tie in at least two of the bank heists, and he has worn a white baseball or other style cap.

On Wednesday, he robbed the First American Bank branch at 22 W. Monroe, according to the FBI. He didn’t show a weapon.

The other bank branches he is suspected of robbing are: Burling Bank at 141 W. Jackson on Dec. 5; Citibank at 539 N. Michigan Ave. on Dec. 17, and — Citibank at 111 W. Jackson on Dec. 19.

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

There have been at least 215 bank robberies in the Chicago area this year, according to the FBI. There were 115 last year.



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