`Benchwarmer Bandit` robs Loop Citibank, 5th in a month - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

`Benchwarmer Bandit` robs Loop Citibank, 5th in a month

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Surveillance photo of the Benchwarmer Bandit, who struck his sixth bank Tuesday in the Loop. (FBI) Surveillance photo of the Benchwarmer Bandit, who struck his sixth bank Tuesday in the Loop. (FBI)
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The FBI-dubbed "Benchwarmer Bandit" struck a Citibank branch in the Loop Tuesday morning, in what authorities believe to be his fifth robbery in the last month.

The "armed and dangerous" suspect robbed the 111 W. Jackson Blvd. at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. No one was injured in the incident.

He was wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a red backpack. FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said although he didn't show it, the suspect implied he had a weapon after presenting a demand note.

READ MORE: $5,000 reward offered for 'Benchwarmer Bandit'

The FBI reports the "Benchwarmer Bandit" struck a Lake View Citi Bank branch at 3128 N. Ashland Ave. on the morning of March 29, targeted TCF Bank branches on March 24 at 2940 N. Ashland Ave., March 21 at 4355 N. Sheridan Rd., and March 16 at 3531 N. Broadway.

No one is in custody early Tuesday. The FBI and Chicago Police are investigating.

The bureau describes the suspect as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30, standing 5-foot-9 to 6 feet, with a thin build, brown hair, brown eyes and facial hair.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the "Benchwarmer Bandit." Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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