Witnesses Describe 2 Suspects in Armed Bank Robbery

FBI provides description of two suspects in downtown Wheaton bank robbery. One of the men showed a handgun, according to FBI.

The FBI is investigating after an armed robbery Tuesday at West Suburban Bank, 221 S. West St. in Wheaton.

At about 5:30 p.m., the two men entered the bank and announced a robbery, according to an FBI press release. One of the men showed a gun. The men then went to employee areas of the bank to take money from the safe and teller drawers, according to the release.

They left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured, according to the release. 

Witnesses at the scene provided the descriptions of the men. The man who was reportedly armed, according to the release, was a black male, 5'6"-5'8", medium build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black boots, black mask and black gloves.

The second man was described as a black male, 5'8"-5'10" with a slim build, wearing a red jacket with a white insignia on the upper left chest area, a white hood, blue jeans, white Nike gym shoes and purple gloves.

Anyone with information about this or any of the other Chicago-area unsolved robberies shown on the website is asked to contact the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700 or local police.

Patch reported Tuesday:

Police investigate after two men robbed West Suburban Bank on West Street in downtown Wheaton just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said two men went into the bank, and jumped over the counter demanding money. The men implied they were armed, police said. They were given a bag of money and ran out of the building. Police believe they traveled east.

The men had their faces covered, and no description was available, police said.

Police also said that the bag of money contained an ink dye for tracking.

No one was harmed in the robbery, police said.


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