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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating Two Metropolitan Correctional Center Escapees

FBI Chicago December 18, 2012
  • Special Agent Joan Hyde (312) 829-1199

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with its federal, state, and local partners, is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and apprehending two individuals who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago early this morning (Tuesday, December 18). They are currently the subject of a widespread manhunt under the coordination of the FBI.

The escapees are

  • Jose Banks: male/black, age 37, 5’8” tall, 160 pounds
  • Kenneth Conley male/white, age 38, 6’0” tall, 185 pounds

The two, believed to be traveling together, were reportedly last seen earlier this morning in the Tinley Park area.


Banks and Conley, both convicted bank robbers, should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see them, contact local law enforcement or the Chicago Field Office of the FBI at 312-421-6700.

- Related press release from the United States Attorney’s Office