CHARLENE M. TROOP, age 23, 1414 S. Kenilworth, Berwyn, IL, was arrested on Friday, December 2, 2011, by officers of the Berwyn Police Department in connection with the December 2nd, robbery of the Chase Bank, located at 6969 Ogden Avenue, Berwyn, IL.
According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court today, a lone female robber walked into the Chase Bank on December 2nd, handed the teller a note announcing a robbery, claimed she had a weapon and threatened harm if her demands for cash were not met. She handed the teller an envelope and instructed the teller to put the cash inside. The teller placed the cash, along with a dye pack into the envelope. The robber then exited the bank. According to a witness, the robber was observed in the bank parking lot carrying a white bag, which soon thereafter exploded from the dye pack. After grabbing the money and placing it in her coat, she entered a Dodge Caravan and drove away.
Subsequent investigation by the Berwyn Police Department and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force led to the identification and arrest of TROOP. She was charged today with one count of bank robbery. TROOP is being held without bond pending her next scheduled court appearance on December 8, 2011, at 11:00 AM.
Although being charged with just the December 2nd, Berwyn bank robbery, it is believed TROOP is suspect in the November 18th robbery of the Citizens Community Bank, 7025 West Roosevelt Avenue, Berwyn; and the November 22nd robbery of the Metropolitan Bank, 8744 Ogden Avenue, Lyons, Illinois.