Wheaton Bank Robbed

A Wheaton Fifth-Third Bank was robbed Monday afternoon. The suspect is still at large.

A Wheaton Bank was robbed of an unknown amount of money Monday afternoon. The suspect is still at large.

At 3:57 p.m. a male suspect approached a teller at the Fifth-Third Bank, 1500 N. Main St., and presented a note demanding money. The suspect implied he was armed, although no gun was displayed, according to a press release from the Wheaton Police Department. The suspect was given an unknown amount of cash and fled on foot, police said. Wheaton Deputy Police Chief Tom Meloni said the suspect ran north out of the door of the bank, but it is unclear which way he ran once outside.

No one was injured during the robbery and no shots were fired by the suspect, according to the release. Police were notified after bank employees activated the robbery alarm. 

Meloni said that officers searched the vicinity for 60 to 90 minutes Monday with the assistance of a DuPage County Sheriff’s canine unit, unsuccessfully searched the area for the suspect. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also assisting Wheaton Police with the investigation.

The suspect was described as an approximately 6 foot-tall African-American male between 19- and 22-years-old. He weighs between 150 and 175 pounds. He was wearing a black stocking cap, black coat, black pants and dark glasses.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Division Commander James Volpe at 630-260-2161.

Keith Reily December 06, 2011 at 04:28 PM
There are a lot of great veterans that are looking for work - why don't the banks use the money (being stolen) to pay them to be security guards? They are already highly trained. Rather than just allowing your lobby, staff and customers be vulnerable to criminals!


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