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Robbery of Chase Bank Branch in Berwyn
Suspect Believed to be Bully Bandit

FBI Chicago February 11, 2013
  • Special Agent Joan Hyde (312) 829-1199

A bank robbery occurred today at about 10:30 a.m. at the Chase Bank branch located at 6532 West Cermak in Berwyn. The robber, previously dubbed the “Bully Bandit,” is believed to be responsible for up to eight Chicago-area robberies dating back to November 28, 2012.

During today’s robbery, the Bully Bandit wore a black hat and grey coat, and he covered most of his face with a black scarf. Upon entering the bank, he pushed a customer out of the way to get to a teller window. He made a verbal demand for money, but before the teller could act, he reached across the counter to grab cash that the teller was handling in the transaction with the customer pushed out of the way. The robber then fled on foot and was last seen heading west on Cermak. No weapon was displayed during the robbery, and no injuries were reported.

Information about today’s robbery and the others that the Bully Bandit is believed to have committed, along with several surveillance photos, can be found at www.bandittrackerchicago.com. Anyone with information should contact the Chicago Field Office of the FBI at 312-421-6700 or local police.