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Escaped bank robber captured despite disguise

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Kenneth Conley

Joseph "Jose" Banks

A harness and the end of a rope dangle from a window on the back side of the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Dec. 18. Two convicted bank robbers used a knotted rope made of bed sheets to escape from the federal prison window high above downtown Chicago.

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Kenneth Conley and Joseph "Jose" Banks apparently smashed a hole in a wall at the bottom of a narrow cell window at the Metropolitan Correctional Center and squeezed through before scaling down about 20 stories last month in Chicago.

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Weeks after a pair of bank robbers made a daring escape from a downtown Chicago high-rise jail, police said Friday they captured the last of the two men but didn't notice him at first because he was disguised as an old man. Kenneth Conley was arrested in South suburban Palos Hills after a short foot chase. Palos Hills Deputy Chief James Boie said Conley was dressed like an old man, wearing a beret and glasses, and was walking with a limp when officers approached him.
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    •  A harness and the end of a rope dangle from a window on the back side of the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Dec. 18. Two convicted bank robbers used a knotted rope made of bed sheets to escape from the federal prison window high above downtown Chicago.
    •  Kenneth Conley and Joseph “Jose” Banks apparently smashed a hole in a wall at the bottom of a narrow cell window at the Metropolitan Correctional Center and squeezed through before scaling down about 20 stories last month in Chicago.
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