Police, FBI searching for gunman who shot teller in bank robbery
The First Midwest Bank branch in Bolingbrook remains closed Tuesday as police and the FBI continue to search for the gunman who robbed it Monday.
The case highlights new statistics revealing a sharp spike in bank robberies in northern Illinois.
According to the FBI the robbery in Bolingbrook pushed the number of regional bank robberies to more than 100 so far this year.
The suspect in this case is described as six feet tall and just under 200 pounds. He wore a Chicago Bulls cap, black hooded sweatshirt and was masked with a black and white bandana.
A 21-year old teller is recovering from a gunshot to the arm and the robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
With the FBI seeking suspects in dozens of local cases, including a serial robber who struck again Monday.
In addition to the Bolingbrook bank robbery two other banks in Chicago were also robbed Monday.
The Belmont Bank and Trust, 121 W. Wacker Drive was robbed at 12:53 p.m. and the Park Federal Savings Bank on the 5400 block of South Pulaski Road was robbed at about 2 p.m. In the Chicago bank robberies, no one was injured and no gun was displayed.
The FBI says there was a total of 122 bank robberies in this region during all of last year.
So far in 2014, there have been 101 bank robberies, putting the region on pace for a jump of more than 35%.