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Serial bank robber charged in Schaumburg, West Dundee robberies

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  • This is a surveillance camera image of a man who the FBI said robbed the TCF Bank at 2501 W. Schaumburg Road in the village Nov. 6. Authorities said Thursday that 41-year-old Tony Hildebrand, whose last known addresses was in Algonquin, was charged with robbing that TCF Bank and another in West Dundee.

    This is a surveillance camera image of a man who the FBI said robbed the TCF Bank at 2501 W. Schaumburg Road in the village Nov. 6. Authorities said Thursday that 41-year-old Tony Hildebrand, whose last known addresses was in Algonquin, was charged with robbing that TCF Bank and another in West Dundee.
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Federal authorities say a man with previous bank robbery convictions was at it again last week in Schaumburg and West Dundee.

In a complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Chicago, 41-year-old Tony Hildebrand, whose last known addresses were in Algonquin, was charged with robbing the TCF Bank at 2501 W. Schaumburg Road in the village and the TCF at 1250 W. Main St. in West Dundee. Authorities said the banks are in Jewel-Osco stores.

Federal authorities said it was the second time Hildebrand robbed the Schaumburg TCF.

In the latest case, Hildebrand stole roughly $700 from the Schaumburg TCF about 7 p.m. Nov. 6, according to federal court documents. He purportedly gave a note to a teller stating: "No alarm I'm Listing (sic) To scanner, 100's + 50's Now Quietly."

Court documents say Hildebrand took $2,281 after striking the TCF in West Dundee about 6:35 p.m. Nov. 7. He's accused of asking for $50 and $100 bills and announcing, "This is a bank robbery."

Witnesses familiar with Hildebrand identified him as the robber in Schaumburg and West Dundee after viewing bank surveillance images, according to federal authorities.

Federal court records show Hildebrand pleaded guilty to robbing the Schaumburg TCF and that company's bank branch in a Hoffman Estates Jewel-Osco in December 2010.

A judge at a hearing Thursday ordered that Hildebrand be detained. Garrett Croon, a spokesman for the FBI's Chicago office, complimented Elgin, West Dundee, Schaumburg and Lisle police for assisting in the investigation.

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