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Man charged with robbing South Loop bank

A Southwest Side man has been arrested and charged in connection with robbing a South Loop bank Wednesday afternoon.

Reginald Deberry, 52, of the 6300 block of South Sacramento faces one count of bank robbery, a felony, according to a statement from the FBI.

About 1:30 p.m., Deberry walked into the Fifth Third Bank branch at 601 S. Clark St. and demanded money from a bank teller in for the form of hundred, fifty and twenty dollar bills, the FBI said. He implied the teller only had 30 seconds to comply with the demand.

According to a criminal complaint, the robber stated something to the effect of, “Give me all your money. If you don’t give me all your money I will shoot you.”

The robber also placed his hand inside his jacket, implying he had a concealed weapon, the complaint said.

After receiving money that contained a dye pack from the teller, Deberry walked out of the bank, the FBI said.

The complaint said he made off with $6,500.

About six minutes later, Chicago Police officers noticed an individual matching the robber’s description near the bank and saw that he had red paintw on his hands, the statement said.

Deberry was subsequently arrested, the FBI said.

On Thursday, he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila Finnegan and was ordered held without bond, the FBI said. He is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 22.

Although not charged, Deberry is suspected of also robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch at 57 E. Randolph on Dec. 5, the FBI said. In that robbery, a suspect walked into the bank, demanded money, threatening to shoot a bank teller and a customer while implying he had a gun concealed in his jacket.

Deberry faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted, the FBI said.