FBI Seeks Help in Search for No Boundaries Bandit
The FBI is on the hunt for an individual believed to have carried out at least seven recent bank robberies across the Chicago metro area. Robert J. Holley, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, announced a reward today, offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of an individual who has been dubbed the “No Boundaries Bandit.” The moniker was chosen because of the wide range of locations of the banks involved in the series of heists.
The No Boundaries Bandit began his spree on May 16, when he struck a PNC Bank branch in Burbank. Since then, he is believed to have robbed six other banks across Chicago and in Berwyn and Stickney. His most recent robbery occurred June 25th at a TCF Bank branch located in the 5300 block of South Pulaski. On that date, as at the other robberies, the robber approached a bank employee and made a threatening demand for money, implying that he had a weapon. On one occasion, a June 19 robbery of a Charter One Bank branch located on South Harlem Avenue in Stickney, the robber showed a handgun tucked into his waistband. No injuries have been reported in connection with the robberies.
A complete listing of the robberies believed to have been carried out by the No Boundaries Bandit can be found on the attached flyer and online at www.bandittrackerchicago.com.
Witnesses describe the No Boundaries Bandit as a Hispanic male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 5’8” tall with a medium build, and sporting a goatee. He has covered his head at each robbery, wearing a variety of baseball caps.
Anyone recognizing this individual or having information about the robberies is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or local law enforcement.
Additional information about this and other unsolved Chicago area bank robberies, including downloadable photographs, is available at the Bandit Tracker website.