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Man charged with Homewood, Bolingbrook bank robberies

Antonio Collins robbed a Chase Bank branch in Bolingbrook on Dec. 21, and a BMO Harris Bank branch in Homewood on Jan. 3, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Surveillance image of a robbery suspect at a Chase Bank branch in Bolingbrook Dec. 21, 2021.
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

A Riverside man is accused of threatening to shoot people while robbing two banks in suburban Homewood and Bolingbrook.

Antonio Collins, 26, robbed a Chase Bank branch in Bolingbrook on Dec. 21, and a BMO Harris Bank branch in Homewood on Jan. 3, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

In both robberies, Collins handed a note to a teller demanding money and stating he would shoot people if the teller didn’t comply, prosecutors said.

Surveillance image of a bank robbery suspect at a Bolingbrook BMO Harris Bank branch Jan. 3, 2022.
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Collins made off with about $2,868 from the Chase robbery and $21,836 from the robbery at the BMO Harris branch, prosecutors said.

He was arrested Jan. 6 and charged with two counts of bank robbery. Each charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.