Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights Bank Robbers Still on the Loose
A suspected serial bank robber hit an Arlington Heights bank on Black Friday, the fifth bank the man, who has not been caught, is believed to have robbed in the last month. The suspect in a recent Buffalo Grove bank robbery also remains at-large.
A serial robber has struck again, this time in Arlington Heights. The man, suspected in four other bank heists, robbed Glenview State Bank at 1801 S. Arlington Heights Road Friday, November 23, according to BanditTrackerChicago.com.
Described as a white man about 6 feet tall, the robber did not use or show a weapon, and no one was hurt, the Daily Herald reported. He passed a note to a teller and fled the Arlington Heights bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The robbery occurred in the morning on Black Friday, Glenview State Bank is located near the intersection of S. Arlington Heights Road and W. Golf Road.
According to the Bandit Tracker website, this is the fifth bank the suspect has hit in just four weeks. The same man is suspected in four other bank robberies in the Chicagoland area over the last month.
- October 26 - Rolling Meadows TCF Bank at 1415 Algonquin Road
- November 5 - Chicago Popular Community Bank at 7181 West Irving Park Road
- November 9 - Park Ridge BMO Harris Bank at 615 Busse Highway
- November 15 - Chicago TCF Bank at 2301 N. Harlem
As seen in the images captured by surveillance cameras on the Bandit Tracker website, the suspect wore a baseball hat and a gray or dark colored hooded sweatshirt in the four previous robberies.
During the Arlington Heights theft, the suspect wore a puffy jacket, blue jeans and a baseball hat, the Daily Herald reported.
The FBI is investigating the series of robberies in the area, looking for the suspect at large. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s Chicago office at (312) 421-6700.
As Patch previously reported, PNC Bank in Buffalo Grove was robbed on November 19. While authorities have not linked that bank heist to the serial robber suspect, police working that case in Buffalo Grove said it seems bank robberies happen often during the holiday season.
The suspect in that robbery remains at large as well.
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