FBI Chicago
Special Agent Garrett Croon
(312) 829-1199
May 13, 2015

Reward Increased in Search for Bandage Bandit

Robert J. Holley, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of a serial bank robber dubbed the Bandage Bandit is being increased to $10,000 following another Chicago bank robbery attributed to him. The latest occurred Saturday afternoon at the Chase Bank branch located at 3032 North Clark Street, bringing to five the total number of robberies he is suspected of committing.

The robber, pictured in the attached flyer, earned his moniker by wearing a large gauze bandage on his face during two of the robberies. In addition to the Saturday heist, the following robberies are also suspected of being the work of the Bandage Bandit:

  1. PNC Bank, 2154 West Madison St., 9:45 a.m. on March 31, 2015.
  2. Chase Bank, 3101 West Cermak Rd., 9:13 a. m on April 6, 2015.
  3. PNC Bank, 3337 West North Ave., 10:46 a.m. on April 22, 2015.
  4. PNC Bank, 2300 North Western Ave., 9:12 a.m. on April 28, 2015.

On each occasion, a robber entered the bank, approached a bank employee, and made a demand for money while threatening harm to bank employees and customers. To date, there have been no physical injuries reported in connection with the robberies.

Anyone recognizing the Bandage Bandit or having information about his whereabouts is strongly encouraged to contact local police or the Chicago Field Office of the FBI at (312) 421-6700. This case is being investigated by the FBI in coordination with local authorities.

Photographs from the robberies and additional information about the Bandage Bandit, as well as information about other unsolved bank robberies in the Chicago area, can be found online at www.bandittrackerchicago.com.