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Public’s Help Sought In Search For “Hummer Bandit”

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Public’s Help Sought In Search For “Hummer Bandit”

FBI Chicago Division
Special Agent Joan Hyde
June 2, 2009

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 depicted in the attached wanted flyer, who is believed responsible for the February 2, 2009 armed robbery of Standard Bank and Trust branch, located at 2398 Essington Road in Joliet.

According to witnesses, the robber entered the bank and approached a teller, initially asking for change. When asked for an account number, he then placed a note on the counter announcing a robbery and demanding cash. The note also threatened the teller with harm, if his demands were not met. He then produced a black nylon computer case, into which the teller placed an unspecified amount of cash. The robber fled the bank on foot, disappearing out of sight and last seen running into the parking lot of an adjacent business.

The “Hummer Bandit” is described as a white/male, 40 years of age, 5’10” tall, heavy build, with dark hair, full side burns and a mustache. He was wearing a baseball style cap and sunglasses and was given the moniker “Hummer Bandit” due to the distinctive purple colored Hummer SUV that he is believed to have used to make his escape.

This case is being investigated by the Chicago FBI and the Joliet Police Department.

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: Additional copies of the wanted flyer are available from the Chicago FBI’s press office at (312) 829-1199. For more images of suspects in bank robberies committed in the five-county metropolitan Chicago area, visit the www.bandittrackerchicago.com website.

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