Family member turns in suspected DuPage bank robber

Posted8/23/2012 2:20 PM
  • Daniel Mack

    Daniel Mack

A tip from an immediate family member has led to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing four DuPage County banks this month.

Daniel Mack, 34, of Tinley Park, was apprehended Wednesday night after he pulled into a gas station in Villa Park driving a copper-colored Cadillac Seville he is accused of stealing from a former housemate.

According to federal court filings, Mack has been charged with robbing the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1800 North Neltnor Blvd. in West Chicago on Aug. 14,

Authorities said Mack also is suspected of robbing the Harris Bank branch at 191 East Lake St. in Bloomingdale on Aug. 9; the Citizens Financial Bank branch at 7229 South Kingery Highway in Willowbrook on Aug. 16; and the Fifth Third Bank branch at 2353 63rd St. in Woodridge on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the filing, on Aug. 14 Mack wrote a demand note on a deposit slip and handed it to the West Chicago bank teller, who emptied her cash drawer.

Mack then told another teller, "Don't joke with me," according to the FBI. "This is no joke; if you don't want anything to happen, give me all your money."

The teller then removed a stack of small bills from an ATM and put it on the counter. Mack flipped through the money and said, "Give me more." The teller got more money from the ATM and placed it on the counter, but Mack did not take it, the FBI said. Instead, the complaint states, he told the tellers, "Count to 20," and walked out with $1,712.

Shortly after posting the bank surveillance photos on, an immediate family member of Mack and Mack's probation officer identified him as the robber.

A friend who Mack had been living with also reported his Cadillac, matching the description of the car Mack allegedly used in the Citizens Bank robbery, had been stolen.

According to the complaint, when Mack was arrested Wednesday, the Cadillac contained cash, firearms, demand notes, cellphones and clothes used in the robberies, according to the FBI.

Authorities say Mack got $2,640 from the Harris Bank and $4,693 from Citizens Bank.

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