Public’s Help Sought in Search for ‘Man in Black’ Bank Robber

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Robert D. Grant, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual depicted on the below wanted flyer, dubbed the “Man in Black” robber, who is responsible for the armed robbery of at least one bank in the Chicago area.

The robbery took place on April 6, 2011, at a Citibank branch, located at 5674 South Archer Avenue. According to witnesses, the robber entered the bank wearing a black motorcycle helmet and approached the counter. The robber motioned as though he was going to take off the motorcycle helmet, but instead reached into his jacket and pulled out a small, semi-automatic handgun and a black draw-string bag.

The robber then stated, “Give me all your money, I’m not kidding.” As the tellers put the money on the counter, the robber told one of the bank employees to put the money in the bag and told all of the tellers to “hurry up” while pointing the gun at them. The robber took the money from the tellers and began to leave the bank. While walking toward the southeast exit, the robber pointed the gun at an employee and stated, “Boom! Boom! You’re dead!” The robber then exited the bank on foot, last seen walking north on Laramie Avenue.

The “Man in Black” robber is described as a white/male, approximately 5’10”–6’2” tall, with a thin build. He wore a black “HJC” Motorcycle Helmet with dark visor, black jeans, black leather gloves, black leather riding jacket, and white tennis shoes during the robbery.

This case is being investigated by the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), which is comprised of FBI special agents, detectives from the Chicago Police Department and investigators from the Cook County Sheriff’s Police.

Anyone recognizing this individual or having any information about this robbery is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or any law enforcement agency.

Additional information about this and other unsolved Chicago area bank robberies, including downloadable photographs, is available on-line at the Bandit Tracker Chicago web site, www.bandittrackerchicago.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Copies of the below wanted flyer are available from the Chicago FBI’s press office at (312) 829-1199.

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