Two Chicago-area banks, one in Oak Brook and the other in Skokie, were robbed by separate men. The two men appeared to be working solo in both cases. The FBI does not believe the cases are related.
MB Financial Bank at 1400 16th Street in Oak Brook was robbed at 5pm on Friday afternoon by a man that gave the teller a note reading that he had both a gun and a bomb. The man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, leaving a package behind. There were no explosives found by the bomb squad. The FBI describes the robber as a white man, roughly 20 to 35 years in age, who was estimated to be 5′ 10″ tall, medium build and in a hat with an orange “I” emblazoned on it.
Forty minutes later, Chase Bank on West Dempster in Skokie was robbed by a man who stated that he had a handgun. He also took an undisclosed amount of money. This suspect is described as being black, about 5′ 10,” with a medium build. He was wearing a hoodie with “Wild Cats” written on it.
If you have any leads on either suspect, please contact the police:
- Oak Brook Police Department 630-368-8700
- Skokie Police Deparment 847-982-5900