The man who robbed a Citibank branch, 539 N. Michigan Ave., about noon on Monday is believed to have robbed the Burling Bank, 141 W. Jackson Blvd., on Dec. 5, according to the FBI. He is believed to have also robbed a different bank on the same block on Nov. 26, according to an alert issue today by Area Central detectives.
On Monday, the robber walked into the Citbiank, went up to a teller and implied he had a weapon by gesturing with a newspaper. He then ordered the teller to hand over money, police said.
In the robberies, after getting money, the man left the bank on foot and then jumped into a taxi to get away, police said in the alert.
In addition to the Citibank robbery, the man is suspected of robbing the Burling Bank, 141 W. Jackson Blvd., about 12:35 p.m. on Dec. 5, and another bank in the same block as the Burling Bank on Nov. 26, police said.
The man is described as black, with brown eyes and balding hair, between the ages of 45 and 60, standing about 6 feet to 6-foot-1, weighing more than 200 pounds. In Monday’s robbery, he was wearing a trench coach, a white dress shirt, a blue tie and a plaid cap.
Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380 or the FBI at 312-421-6700.