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Man threatened to shoot teller during Gage Park bank robbery: police

He handed the teller a note “demanding money or threatening to shoot” before leaving the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

A man robbed the Royal Savings Bank branch at 2740 W. 55th St. on June 6, 2019.
A man robbed the Royal Savings Bank branch at 2740 W. 55th St. on June 6, 2019.
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A serial bank robber threatened a teller during a hold-up Thursday in Gage Park on the Southwest Side.

The man walked into the bank at 12:22 p.m. in the 2700 block of West 55th Street, according to Chicago police. A Royal Savings Bank branch is located at 2740 W. 55th.

He handed the teller a note “demanding money or threatening to shoot” before leaving the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. He was last seen running south on Fairfield Avenue.

No injuries were reported and no one is in custody, police said.

The suspect is described as a man in his 50s between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-7, according to the FBI. He weighs about 180 pounds and has black hair and a light complexion.

Surveillance image of the man suspected in a bank robbery May 28, 2019, at a Lakeside Bank branch at 55 W. Wacker Drive.
Surveillance image of the man suspected in a bank robbery May 28, 2019, at a Lakeside Bank branch at 55 W. Wacker Drive.
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The same man is suspected in a series of other bank robberies, including one May 28 at the Lakeside Bank branch at 55 W. Wacker Drive in the Loop and another Jan. 31 at a Lakeside branch at 1350 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop, according to the FBI. He’s also suspected of robbing a Chase Bank branch Jan. 16 at 10 S. Dearborn St.

Surveillance image of the man suspected in a bank robbery Jan. 31, 2019, at a Lakeside Bank branch at 1350 S. Michigan Ave.
Surveillance image of the man suspected in a bank robbery Jan. 31, 2019, at a Lakeside Bank branch at 1350 S. Michigan Ave.
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Surveillance image of the man suspected in a bank robbery Jan. 16, 2019, at a Chase Bank branch at 110 S. Dearborn St.
Surveillance image of the man suspected in a bank robbery Jan. 16, 2019, at a Chase Bank branch at 110 S. Dearborn St.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at 312-421-6700. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

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