FBI offers $5,000 reward for information on Hooded Bandit
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The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of a bank robber they've dubbed the "Hooded Bandit."
Authorities said the suspect, who is pictured in bank surveillance images with a hood covering his head, is believed to have committed at least five bank robberies in the suburbs since February.
The suspect, described as a white male in his 50s, struck most recently just after 10:30 a.m. Monday at a Chase Bank branch at 123 W. Main St. in Bensenville, according to the FBI.
Authorities said he approached the teller window and quietly made a demand for money, and, after receiving the money from the teller, he left the bank on foot.
The man's first robbery is believed to have occurred Feb. 15 at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 130 W. Devon Ave. in Wood Dale. In that robbery, he was armed with a silver handgun, the FBI said.
Authorities said the man also robbed another Wood Dale bank and the Charter One branch at 333 E. Irving Park Road on Nov. 15, and the Charter One Bank branch at 3901 Kirchoff Road in Rolling Meadows on April 19 and again on Dec. 2.
The suspect is described as between 50 and 60 years old, 5'8" to 6' tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds, with gray facial hair.
Those with information are asked to call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.
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