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updated: 11/30/2012 12:50 PM

FBI probes Oak Brook, Buffalo Grove bank robberies

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  • Surveillance footage captured an image of a man suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank in Oak Brook on Thursday.

      Surveillance footage captured an image of a man suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank in Oak Brook on Thursday.
    Courtesy of the FBI

  • The FBI says a man seen robbing a Buffalo Grove bank in this surveillance image struck again Thursday in Oak Brook.

      The FBI says a man seen robbing a Buffalo Grove bank in this surveillance image struck again Thursday in Oak Brook.
    Courtesy of the FBI

 

Authorities are investigating the robbery of a bank in Oak Brook, police said Friday. The robber is also suspected of hitting a Buffalo Grove bank last week, according to the FBI.

The more recent robbery happened about 5 p.m. Thursday at Fifth Third Bank, 1603 West 16th Street in Oak Brook. A man entered the bank, walked around for a bit and then approached a teller demanding money, police said in a news release.

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No weapon was displayed. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police said he was last seen walking west.

The robber was described as a white man 35 to 40 years old, 165 to 175 pounds and standing about 5-foot-8. He wore a dark, striped "skull cap," a dark sweatshirt or jacket, eyeglasses and gray shorts over spandex. Surveillance cameras captured a clear image of his face.

Special Agent Joan Hyde of the FBI's Chicago office said the same man is suspected of robbing PNC Bank on Lake-Cook Road in Buffalo Grove on Nov. 19. In that case, the robber demanded money from a teller without displaying a weapon.

To report tips to the FBI, call (312) 421-6700 or visit bandittrackerchicago.com.

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