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Man robs Galewood bank at gunpoint, 4th heist in 5 months

Surveillance photo of a man suspected of robbing a Chase Bank branch at 6612 W. North Ave. at gunpoint Friday evening. | FBI

A man who robbed a Galewood neighborhood bank at gunpoint Friday evening on the West Side is also suspected of robbing three other Chicago banks since April.

At 5:01 p.m., the man showed a handgun while robbing the Chase Bank branch at 6612 W. North Ave., according to the FBI.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s, standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, weighing between 200 and 220 pounds, with a medium build, the FBI said. He was wearing a white and brown checkered hat, a black button-down shirt with a white design, tan pants and white shoes.

He is also suspected in three other bank robberies in Chicago since April.

About 2:35 p.m. July 7, the suspect and another man came into the Chase Bank branch at 3101 W. Cermak Rd. and, while one of the men was talking to the teller, the other showed a handgun and demanded money, authorities said. In that robbery, one man was described as a slender black man in his 40s or 50s, about 6 feet tall, and wearing a black golf cap and a red shirt. The other suspect was described as a black man in his 40s with a large build, standing between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, between 220 and 240 pounds and wearing a plaid shirt, sunglasses, a black hat and black shorts, the FBI said.

About 2:33 p.m. June 9, the robber walked into the same Chase Bank branch on Cermak, approached the teller, implied that he had a weapon and demanded cash, authorities said.

About 11 a.m. April 8, he was armed with a silver handgun when he robbed a fourth Chase Bank branch at 2228 S. Western Ave., authorities said.

No one was injured in any of the robberies, authorities said.

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

Surveillance photos of two suspects who robbed a Chase Bank branch at gunpoint about 2:35 p.m. July 7 at 3101 W. Cermak Rd. | FBI
Surveillance photos of two suspects who robbed a Chase Bank branch at gunpoint about 2:35 p.m. July 7 at 3101 W. Cermak Rd. | FBI
Surveillance photos of the man who robbed a Chase Bank branch at 2:33 p.m. June 9 at 3101 W. Cermak Rd.| FBI
Surveillance photos of the man who robbed a Chase Bank branch at 2:33 p.m. June 9 at 3101 W. Cermak Rd.| FBI
Surveillance photo of the man who robbed a Chase Bank branch about 11 a.m. April 8 at 2228 S. Western Ave. | FBI
Surveillance photo of the man who robbed a Chase Bank branch about 11 a.m. April 8 at 2228 S. Western Ave. | FBI