Friday, February 5, 2010
Charter One Bank branch robbed
The “Archer Avenue Bandit” is described only as a black/male,
6’ 0” – 6’ 2” tall, medium build, with glasses and a goatee which appeared to be glued to his chin. He was wearing blue jeans, a black cloth jacket and a ski cap. In other robberies, he has worn an orange safety vest. He has been given the moniker of “Archer Avenue Bandit” as his first two thefts took place at banks along Archer Avenue on Chicago’s southwest side.
Other robberies this individual is suspected of committing are the Bank of America branch, located at 6331 South Archer Avenue in Chicago on January 9, 2009; the Charter One Bank branch, located at 12004 South Pulaski in Alsip on January 9, 2009 and again on January 4, 2010; the Chase bank branch, located at 5687 South Archer Avenue in Chicago on November 20, 2009; and the Chase Bank branch, located a 700 North Main Street in Crown Point, Indiana on December 23, 2009.
This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI in Chicago and Merrillville, Indiana and affected local police departments. Anyone recognizing this individual or having any information about these robberies is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.
Additional information about this case and other unsolved Chicago area bank robberies, including downloadable photographs, is available on-line at the Bandit Tracker web site, www.bandittrackerchicago.com.