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FBI: Woman Robs Charter One Bank in Oak Park

A woman robbed the Charter One bank branch on Oak Park Avenue earlier today after failing to rob bank in Chicago, the FBI says.

Police said today that they believe the same woman who attempted to rob a PNC Bank branch in Chicago this morning successfully robbed a Charter One bank branch later in Oak Park at about 10 a.m.

According to the FBI, the woman handed a note bank to a teller at Charter One bank, 810 S. Oak Park Ave., took the cash and ran. The same woman is believed to have handed a note to a bank teller at PNC Bank, 3337 W. North Ave., in Chicago at 9:30 a.m., but left without taking any cash.

No weapon was shown at either bank, and no one was injured. 

The suspect was described as black, in her late 30s or early 40s and between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 in height. The suspect was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt with a hood, a white polo shirt and a dark colored baseball hat.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to contact the FBI at 312-421-6700.

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kuchairman October 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Picture is of Charter on Roosevelt!
Matthew Hendrickson (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Thanks Kuchairam, you're correct. The photo of the outside of the bank comes from our directory. I guess we shot the wrong bank when we added the listing to the site directory. I've taken the photo down, and I'll be updating the directory listing as well with the correct photos. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
The Care Bear Here October 20, 2012 at 02:21 PM
she appears black, so a picture is up..... STOP THE RACIST PROFILING POST THE WHITE CRIMINALS PICTURES TOO
Mandy November 02, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Really, Care Bear? Have you looked at the demographics of criminals in prison? Blacks always rule out...But in this case, they are trying to catch the criminal, so the picture is needed. Stop being so liberal and start using common sense.

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