Man charged with robbing Elmhurst bank

 
 
Updated 11/15/2016 6:52 AM

A man has been charged with robbing a Bank of America in the 200 block of Addison Street in Elmhurst, authorities said in court documents.

Jamonte Levi entered the bank at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday and handed the teller a note demanding money, authorities said in a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

 

In the complaint, Levi told the teller "Give me $100,000, no dye packs, I will shoot." The teller gave Levi $2,546 is cash and a GPS tracking device, authorities said, while a second teller activated an alarm and called police.

After Levi left the bank, the GPS tracking device stopped producing a signal, the court complaint claims. However, Elmhurst Police canvassing the area saw a man matching the description and chased him on foot. He was eventually found hiding in a backyard near some nearby residences.

The Chicago Tribune identified Levi as a 21-year-old man from Bellwood.

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