‘Mummy Bandit’ robs West Town bank
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE March 6, 2013 11:18AM
Surveillance photo shows the so-called "Mummy Bandit" robbing the North Community Bank branch at 1555 N. Damen Ave. on Feb. 22. | FBI photo
A man dubbed the “Mummy Bandit” by the FBI because his head and face are covered robbed a West Town bank Tuesday, marking at least four such crimes committed while carrying various items such as stuffed toys and a bucket.
All four robberies since December have been of North Community Bank offices, according to the FBI.
On Tuesday, he robbed the North Community office at 2000 W. Division St. He’s suspected of robbing the North Community office at 4701 N. Clark St. on Dec. 20 and again Feb. 1, and the office at 1555 N. Damen Ave. on Feb. 22.
The suspect is described as being between 27 and 30 years old, 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds. He wore a construction vest and helmet in one robbery, and in all four he has had his head and face covered by a scarf and hat.
There have been at least 30 bank robberies in the Chicago area this year, according to the FBI. In 2012 there were 218.
Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.