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FBI: Serial bank robber targets TCF Bank inside Lisle Jewel-Osco

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  • The FBI says this man is a serial bank robber that most recently held up the TCF Bank inside the Jewel-Osco at 1156 Maple Ave. in Lisle.

    The FBI says this man is a serial bank robber that most recently held up the TCF Bank inside the Jewel-Osco at 1156 Maple Ave. in Lisle.
    Courtesy of the FBI

 
By Sarah Zoellick
Daily Herald correspondent

A man suspected of robbing two suburban grocery store banks earlier this month struck again Tuesday afternoon in Lisle, according to reports.

The FBI is looking for an "unknown serial bank robber" who robbed the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco store at 2501 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg on Nov. 6, the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 1250 W. Main St. in West Dundee on Nov. 7 and, most recently, the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 1156 Maple Ave. in Lisle, according to a news release.

The Lisle incident happened at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday. No further details about the robbery were provided.

Officials have described the suspect as being a 35- to 45-year-old white man, about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He had light beard growth and wore a dark blue knit cap, glasses with rectangle-shaped lenses and gold frames in the Nov. 6 robbery, and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, blue jeans and white gym shoes in the Nov. 7 robbery.

Anyone with information about the crimes and/or the suspect can call the FBI's Chicago Field Office at (312) 421-6700. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest.

The TCF Bank inside the Jewel-Osco at 2501 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg also was robbed Sunday morning by a different suspect, who the FBI said went on to rob the TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 217 E. Irving Park Road in Streamwood about 45 minutes later.

That suspect is described as a 25- to 30-year-old Hispanic man, about 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and facial hair, according to the FBI. He wore a black and gray "DC hat," glasses, tan shorts and a flannel shirt with a hooded sweatshirt.

The FBI is still offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest, as well.

An FBI spokesman said Tuesday that investigators have no reason to believe the two suspects are connected.

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