A Carol Stream man was charged today with bank robbery in connection with a holdup that occurred in that community earlier this month, authorities said.
Stephen Bolf, 28, was arrested Thursday by Carol Stream police, according to the FBI.
Bolf was accused of entering the West Suburban Branch in the 800 block of E. Geneva Road on Oct 13 and handing the teller a note that announced a robbery and demanded money.
The suspect reportedly fled after receiving over $1,500, according to a news release from the FBI.
A weapon wasn’t displayed during the alleged robbery, the release said.
Police are continuing to investigate whether Bolf may have been involved in other robberies in the area.
Bolf was charged with one count of bank robbery, a felony, according a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Bandittrackerchicago.com, an official FBI website that tracks bank robberies, states that the robber of the West Suburban bank "also robbed" the Charter One Bank, 451 Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, on Sept. 28.Prosecutors had earlier today said during an unrelated hearing for the man’s roommate that authorities were questioning a Carol Stream man in connection with four west suburban bank robberies, it was disclosed today during an unrelated hearing for the man’s roommate.
The robberies took place within the last month in Carol Stream and Wheaton, according to DuPage County Assistant State’s Atty. Nick Catizone.
The investigation came to light as the suspect's roommate, Maureen Manos of Carol Stream, appeared in court on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon.
She was ordered held in the DuPage County Jail on $100,000 bail.
On Oct. 11, Manos pleaded guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm. In that case, she received 24 months’ probation for firing a gun in her apartment in January 2010 and wounding a friend, a Glendale Heights police officer.