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'Hooded Bandit' robs NW suburban bank for sixth time

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BENSENVILLE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A bank robber dubbed the "Hooded Bandit" who has been on the loose for more than a year robbed his sixth northwest suburban bank Monday.

The suspect, named the "Hooded Bandit" because he covers his head with a hood during each crime, is suspected of robbing banks in Wood Dale, Rolling Meadows and Bensenville, according to the FBI, which describes him as "armed and dangerous."

The most recent robbery happened about 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Chase Bank branch at 133 W. Grand in Bensenville, according to the FBI. The robber approached the teller and made a "quiet but threatening" demand for money, then received cash from an employee before walking out.

Though not armed during Monday's robbery, the bandit has previously displayed a silver handgun, according to the FBI.

The previous robbery happened the morning of Dec. 9 at another Chase Bank branch in Bensenville, that one at 123 W. Main St., according to the FBI. During that robbery, he approached the teller and quietly demanded money, but did not display a weapon.

On Dec. 2, 2013, he struck a Charter One branch at 3901 Kirchoff Rd. in Rolling Meadows for the second time, according to police. He did not show a weapon during the Dec. 2 robbery. On April 19, 2013, he robbed the same bank with the silver handgun.

On Nov. 15, 2013, he robbed the Charter One branch at 333 E. Irving Park Rd. in Wood Dale, according to the FBI. He implied he had a weapon, but did not display one.

The first robbery in the spree happened Feb. 15, 2013, at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 130 W. Devon in Wood Dale, according to the FBI.

The "Hooded Bandit" is described as a 50-60-year-old white man, between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot, and 165 pounds, according to the FBI. Though he keeps his head covered, witnesses have described him as having gray facial hair.

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

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