Thursday, March 14, 2013
Officials are investigating a bank robbery in Winfield around noon Thursday, TribLocal reports. District 200 spokesman confirms two schools had soft lockdowns.
Updated Friday, 11:50 a.m. Fifth Third Bank, 1N111 County Farm Road in Winfield was robbed Thursday afternoon, locking down neighboring buildings, TribLocal reported. According to the FBI, the robber approached a teller around 11:50 a.m. and demanded money, then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. There was no weapon displayed or threatened, and no injuries were reported. District 200 spokeswoman Erica Loiacono said Pleasant Hill Elementary School and Jefferson Early Childhood Center both had "soft lockdowns," where schools do not allow kids outside of the school and closely monitor the front door. Winfield police said other buildings in the area remained on lockdown for about two hours. The robber was described by …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Police say two men robbed West Suburban Bank just before 6 p.m. 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. CHECK BACK WITH PATCH FOR UPDATES. Keep up with Wheaton's news: Sign up for our free daily newsletter. Then like us on Facebook for a slightly different take.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Officials believe the man in the West Chicago incident appears to be the same person responsible for a bank robbery in Bloomingdale last week.
A man robbed Fifth Third Bank, 1800 N. Neltnor Blvd. in West Chicago, around 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the City of West Chicago. Police responded to a call reporting the robbery around 10:35 a.m. According to the release, a man entered the bank and gave a note demanding money to a teller and left with an undisclosed amount of money. He walked east on Route 59, according to the release. The man is described as a white male, approximately 25-35 years of age, between 6-foot and 6-foot-3 in height, with a muscular build, according to the release. The suspect was wearing a tan “newsboy hat,” a dark long-sleeved shirt, and dark pants with white piping down the sides. He also had a colorful tattoo on the right side of …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dane R. Phenegar, 22, is charged with robbing an Elgin bank and also is suspected in incidents at Wheaton and Geneva banks.
A 22-year-old Glen Ellyn man used a note to rob $4,000 from a bank in Elgin, according to the Daily Herald. Dane R. Phenegar allegedly passed a note to a teller at the Elgin State Bank on Dec. 20 requesting money from the teller's drawer. The note also stated Phenegar was armed with a gun, according to the Daily Herald. Phenegar also is a suspect in the Dec. 5 robberies at a Fifth Third Bank branch in Wheaton and the First State Bank branch in Geneva, according to the Chicago office of the FBI. He also is suspected in Dec. 9 robbery of the TCF Bank branch in Glendale Heights. The St. Charles Police Department arrested Phenegar on Dec. 22, just two days after the incident, according to St. Charles Patch. Authorities tried to pull Phenegar …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Suspect fled with undisclosed amount of money.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A Wheaton TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel Food Store on Main Street was robbed Tuesday night, Wheaton Police said. The incident occurred about 7 p.m. Tuesday at 2031 N. Main St. No one was injured in the holdup. The suspect told the lone bank teller he was armed, but no weapon was displayed. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. According to a police report the suspect is described as a white male between 30- and 40-years-old, about 5 feet10 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect wore a dark jacket with a hood, glasses and a cloth covering his nose and mouth. The FBI and Wheaton police are investigating. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call (630) 260-2056.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Investigators have one day to catch man who allegedly robbed 16 banks in the western suburbs.
The statute of limitations to catch a man who allegedly robbed 16 local banks runs out tomorrow, Dec. 7—five years after his last known offense. The criminal, dubbed the “Wheaton Bandit” due to the bulk of his crimes happening in Wheaton, first struck January 14, 2002 robbing a bank in the 200 block of West Loop Road. Almost one year later on January 3, 2003, the bandit struck another branch in the 200 block of West Street. Less than two weeks later on Jan. 11, the bandit robbed his original bank target, according to bandittrackerchicago.com. In all, the serial bank robber allegedly robbed 16 banks in the western suburbs—seven of which were in Wheaton and four in Glen Ellyn. The bandit was known to rob the same banks repeatedly. The two …
Monday, December 5, 2011
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 …