Wanted: The Stuffed Bear Bandit. FBI offers $5,000 for arrest of Chicago bank robber

During the robbery, the man showed a gun, threatened an employee’s life and threw decorative rocks at a teller window, officials said.

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Law enforcement officials were looking for a man who robbed a PNC Bank March 6, 2023 on the South Side.

Law enforcement officials were looking for a man who robbed a PNC Bank March 6, 2023 on the South Side.

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The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a bank robber it has dubbed the “Stuffed Bear Bandit.”

The robber got his name because he was spotted clutching a Winnie the Pooh and Dalmatian plush toys when he entered a PNC Bank at 8700 S. Cottage Grove Ave. on March 6.

He left the bank, went back in, left again and entered a third time, walking up to a teller with a gun, according to the FBI. He threatened the employee’s life and threw decorative rocks at a teller window, the agency said.

He was described as 40 to 50 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 with medium build. He was wearing a black skull cap, black sunglasses, gloves, a black face mask, a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes, the FBI said.

Anyone with information was asked to call (312) 421-6700 or submit tips at tips.fbi.gov.

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