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FBI: ‘Mummy Bandit’ strikes for fifth time in Chicago

Suspect robbery TCF Bank branch Lincoln Park April 7. / phofrom FBI

Suspect in the robbery of a TCF Bank branch in Lincoln Park on April 7. / photo from FBI

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Updated: April 9, 2013 12:24AM

A man dubbed the “Mummy Bandit” by the FBI because of the way he wraps his face is suspected of robbing a bank on the North Side on Sunday, his fifth heist since late December.

The robbery happened at a TCF Bank branch in a Jewel-Osco store in the 4200 block of North Lincoln Avenue at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

It was the first time he robbed a bank that was not a North Community Bank branch, according to the FBI.

In the latest robbery, the suspect was described as a white man in his 30s with medical tape or gauze around his face and carrying a cane, police said.

No one was injured in the robbery and the robber did not display or imply that he had a weapon, Estrada said. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Previously, the “Mummy Bandit” robbed North Community branches at 2000 W. Division St. on March 5; the branch 4701 N. Clark St. on Dec. 20 and Feb. 1, and the branch at 1555 N. Damen on Feb. 22.

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

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