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FBI offers $5,000 after ‘Bandage Bandit’ hits fourth bank in last month

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man — dubbed the “Bandage Bandit” — suspected in four bank robberies across the city in the last month.

The suspect earned the nickname after he wore a large gauze bandage on his face during two of the robberies, the FBI said.

The latest robbery happened at 9:12 a.m. Tuesday at the PNC Bank branch at 2300 N. Western Ave., according to the FBI.

The same man has also been involved in robberies that happened:
-About 9:45 a.m. on March 31 at the PNC Bank branch at 2154 W. Madison;
-About 9:13 a.m. on April 6 at the Chase Bank branch at 3010 W. Cermak;
-About 10:46 a.m. on April 22 at the PNC Bank branch at 3337 W. North Ave.

In each case, he approached a bank employee and made a demand for money while threatening harm to employees and customers. So far, there have been no injuries in any of the robberies, according to the FBI.

The “Bandage Bandit” is described as a black man 45-49, 6-feet tall with a medium build and dark complexion, the FBI said.

In the robberies, he has worn a red or black jacket, or a gray hooded sweat shirt. He has also worn blue jeans, white shoes, and a black knit cap or black baseball cap.

Anyone with information should call the FBI Chicago office at (312) 421-6700.