The FBI says it suspects a Chase bank branch robbed this morning in west suburban Berwyn was hit by the "Bully Bandit" who is believed responsible for seven other bank robberies since last November.
A man wearing a black hat and gray coat, with most of his face covered by a black scarf, walked into the bank at 6532 W. Cermak Rd. around 10:30 a.m. and pushed a customer out of the way to get to a teller window, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde.
Before the teller could respond to the man's demand for money, he reached across the counter to grab money the teller was handling in the transaction with the customer, Hyde said.
The robber fled on foot and was last seen heading west on Cermak. No weapon was displayed and no injuries were reported, Hyde said.
He was described as Hispanic, in his late 20's to early 30's, about 5-foot-8 with a medium build and a mustache, officials said.
The same man, dubbed the “Bully Bandit,” is believed responsible for seven other bank robberies dating back to Nov. 28, 2012: Five in chicago and two in Berwyn, according to Bandittracker.com.
Anyone with information can contact the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700 or local police.