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Bank robber foiled by Facebook photo pleads guilty

Antoine Jennings was smart enough cover his head with Chicago Bulls cap skin-tight black skull cap when he stuck up

Antoine Jennings was smart enough to cover his head with a Chicago Bulls cap and a skin-tight black skull cap when he stuck up branches of TCF Bank in north suburban Waukegan and nearby Zion. But he was also dumb enough to upload photos of himself wearing the headwear on his Facebook page, where he used his real name.

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Updated: September 9, 2013 2:54PM



A boneheaded bank robber who posted photos of himself wearing his bank robbery disguise on Facebook faces up to 60 years behind bars after pleading guilty Wednesday to a trio of poorly planned heists.

Antoine Jennings was smart enough to cover his head with a Chicago Bulls cap and a skin-tight, black skull cap when he stuck up branches of TCF Bank in north suburban Waukegan and nearby Zion.

But he was also dumb enough to upload photos of himself wearing the headwear to his profile at the social-networking website, where he used his real name, “Antoine Jennings.”

The FBI matched the photos of Jennings and his headwear from the Facebook posts to security camera footage of the Nov. 22 robbery in Waukegan and the Nov. 28 robbery in Zion after a witness came forward and said Jennings had been carrying a large amount of cash and boasting about robbing banks.

Jennings even dropped the Bulls cap for police to recover as he fled the scene of one of the heists.

He made off with a combined total of less than $4,500, but now he faces fines of up to $750,000 plus prison time after pleading guilty in federal court in Chicago Wednesday.

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