‘Bully Bandit’ suspected of 12th bank robbery
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE April 15, 2013 12:18PM
Updated: April 15, 2013 12:19PM
The robbery of a Logan Square bank branch over the weekend was the work of the “Bully Bandit,” according to the FBI.
The robber, dubbed “The Bully Bandit” because of the aggressive manner in which he carries out his crimes, robbed a Chase Bank branch in the 2600 block of North Milwaukee Avenue on Saturday afternoon.
Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, the man robbed the bank about 2:20 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He then fled southbound on foot.
It was the “Bully Bandit’s” 12th bank robbery in the Chicago area, dating back to November 2012.
In February, the FBI increased the reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction to $15,000.
He is described as a 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 Hispanic man with a medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes. He is in his late 20s or early 30s, and has a mustache.
He is also suspected of the following bank robberies:
— March 29, Plaza Bank branch in the 5600 block of West Belmont;
— Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 2012, Chase Bank branch in the 4400 block of West North;
— Nov. 28, 2012, North Community Bank branch in the 1600 block of West Chicago;
— Dec. 11 and 27, 2012, PNC Bank branch in the 6600 block of West Ogden in Berwyn;
— Jan. 18, Plaza Bank branch in the 5600 block of West Belmont;
— Jan. 29, Chase Bank branch in the 5600 block of West Belmont;
— Feb. 11, Chase Bank branch in the 6500 block of West Cermak;
— Feb. 15, Chase Bank branch in the 3300 block of West Belmont.
The bandit is also suspected of robbing a customer at the teller counter of the Chase Bank branch in the 4800 block of West Irving Park Road on Feb. 12, the FBI said.
Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.