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Public’s Help Sought in Search for “Ridge Road Robber”

FBI Chicago November 24, 2009
  • Special Agent Joan Hyde (312) 829-1199

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 who is believed responsible for at least one bank robbery in the southwest suburban area.

The robbery occurred on August 28th of this year at the Chase Bank branch, located at 3115 Ridge Road, Lansing, Illinois. At the time of the robbery, witnesses reported observing a black male enter the bank. He waited in line until a teller became available. When he approached the teller line, he gave the teller a note which demanded money. He gave the teller a small blue bag and orally instructed the teller to fill it with cash from her teller drawer. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled the bank on foot. There were no injuries reported in this robbery.

Witnesses described the robber as a 30-year-old black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a large build. He was wearing a green and tan floppy style hat and similar colored polo shirt.

He has been given the moniker of the “Ridge Road Robber” because police believe that this robber may be responsible for the robbery of another Chase Bank branch, also located on Ridge Road, in Munster, Indiana.

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

Information about this robbery suspect and other unsolved Chicago area bank robberies, including downloadable photographs, is available at the Chicago Bandit Tracker website, www.bandittrackerchicago.com.