CHICAGO — The FBI has released new details about the weekend’s “hole in the wall” robbery of Lincoln Park Bank, including surveillance images of one of the criminals. CWB Chicago was the first to report a daring break-in at the Bank of America at 2163 North Clybourn.
Between 12:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday, the thieves broke through the back door of the storefront adjacent to the bank. From there, they climbed through a wall to access the vault of the bank next door, as the FBI confirmed Thursday.
The agency said it involved two to four men who traveled in a small silver SUV and a dark sedan.These images released by the FBI show one of the suspects passing in front of a bank. is showing.
According to the FBI, the man was wearing a black hat, black face mask, gray T-shirt, black long-sleeved shirt, black gloves, gray pants, and blue shoes. He wore a black hoodie, black gloves, black pants, and blue shoes.
According to Chicago Police, employees found the safe “empty” around 9:55 a.m. Monday, but the money was inside when employees locked it at the close of business Saturday. was
The door that the robbers opened to enter and exit the neighboring storefront on Monday evening was sealed with thick plywood. Bank of America temporarily closed its branches, but the bank is reopening for business, according to the company’s website.
Robbery tips can be shared anonymously with the FBI’s Chicago office at 312-421-6700 and tips.fbi.gov. The agency offers a reward of “up to $1,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction” of the man pictured in the surveillance images.