Monday, April 15, 2013
Saturday's robbery of the Chase Bank in Oak Lawn may be connected to Alsip and Evergreen Park bank robberies.
Authorities believe that Saturday’s robbery of an Oak Lawn bank may be related to two other that occurred earlier this year in Alsip and Evergreen Park. Around 10:24 a.m. Saturday, the Chase Bank branch at 10545 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn was robbed, according to the FBI-run website, BanditTrackerChicago.com. Law enforcement officials spent several hours inside the bank on Saturday following the morning robbery. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn Patch / Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood The two men also are believed to be involved in the attempted take-over robbery of the Charter One Bank at 12004 S. Pulaski Road, in Alsip on Feb. 25. Witnesses stated that a total of four men were involved in the attempted robbery. As two men waited in the…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The TCF Bank at 3250 West 87th Street was robbed Thursday morning, according to the FBI.
A Fifth-Third Bank branch was robbed Thursday morning, according to the FBI. A man walked into the bank, 3250 W. 87th St., around 10:15 a.m. and demanded cash, according to the FBI. No weapon was shown during the robbery. Surveillance photos show the man with his head covered and wearing sunglasses, a scarf, a dark pea coat and blue jeans. He is described by law enforcement as a black male, about 5 feet 8. Anyone with information can contact the Chicago FBI Office at (312) 421-6700. Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Oak Lawn This story has been updated with new information.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Four men try to rob bank in Alsip Monday morning, but flee empty-handed, FBI says.
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Monday, February 25
Four alleged bank robbers—described by witnesses as being “very young”—tried to take over and rob an Alsip bank on Monday. The FBI said the robbery occurred around 9:50 a.m. at the Charter Bank, 12004 S. Pulaski Road. Witnesses said as two of the men waited in a customer line, the other two entered the bank, an FBI news release said. The four then announced a robbery to the bank and employees and customers. One of the men jumped over the teller counter in an attempt to get money. No weapons were ever shown and there were no injuries. A few moments later, thinking law enforcement, the four fled on foot away from the bank empty-handed. “They believed that police had been notified so they high tailed it out of there,” FBI spokeswoman Joan …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Find out just how many crimes occurred in Evergreen Park during the past year.
Local police departments are required to track the number of crimes committed within their boundaries, indexed by categories. Patch filed a Freedom of Information Act Request to the Evergreen Park Police Department and obtained the village's crime statistics for 2012. The following tables show the number of crimes committed, and the number of resulting arrests. Read More Evergreen Park Crime News Follow Evergreen Park Patch on Facebook and sign up for breaking news alerts.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by Palos Hills police Friday afternoon. A police officer was injured during the incident and remains hospitalized.
Updated 8:39 p.m. A Palos Hills police lieutenant remains hospitalized after wrestling with a wanted man who escaped from a downtown Chicago correctional center in December. Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by officers from the Palos Hills Police Department Friday afternoon. Police say Conley was hiding out in the basement of an apartment building at 10279 86th Terrace. Conley and another man, Joseph "Jose" Banks, 37, are convicted bank robbers who authorities say managed to escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Dec. 18. Banks was arrested Dec. 21 in Chicago by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Chicago Police Department. A lieutenant involved in investigating the apartment was injured in a struggle with Conley, …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Patch goes through the timeline of Tuesday's events as two convicted bank robbers escaped from a downtown Chicago prison and made their way to Tinley Park.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
UPDATED (10:59 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19): The FBI announced Wednesday morning that it is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, according to an agency press release. Anyone with information on the two men should contact the FBI Chicago office at 312-421-6700 or other local law enforcement. Two convicted bank robbers who escaped a federal prison in downtown Chicago on Tuesday morning and fled to Tinley Park were still at large. Law enforcement officials searched the village and surrounding communities throughout the day for Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, following tips and information from the public. Patch breaks down what happened Tuesday, who was involved, …
Patch captured the images from Tuesday's search in Tinley Park and the surrounding area by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for two men who escaped a downtown Chicago prison complex.
Updated: 5:23 p.m. Cook County Sheriff's Police were investigating a possible lead in the 800 block of South Cedar Road in New Lenox. According to police, a New Lenox resident was identified as having shared a mutual friendship with one of the escaped convicts. A police officer, who refused to give his name, said the lead "didn't pan out." A line of a dozen or so unmarked squads are parked in the center divide of Cedar Road. Officers were huddled together on the front lawn, discussing the investigation. READ: Fugitive Manhunt—What Happened and What's Next Helicopters have been flying around New Lenox since the early afternoon. However, the number of helicopters with search lights seemed to increase around 4 p.m. Update 5:15 p.m. The FBI, …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Patch has created a searchable database of the FBI's recently released 2011 stats on violent crimes and property crimes.
The FBI recently released its 2011 Uniform Crime Report, which compiles information from local law enforcement about violent crimes and property crimes in their communities. Use the pull-down menu to find your city or town. Violent crimes and property crimes are listed as totals, and are then broken down into several categories. Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are all categories of violent crimes. Burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson are all categories of property crimes. For more crime data or a further explanation of the types of crimes listed, you can visit the FBI's website.
Monday, September 17, 2012
An Evergreen Park bank was robbed by an armed man on Sept. 15. The FBI has released an image of the suspect.
A local bank was robbed on Saturday and the FBI is looking for a suspect who was captured on tape. A man walked into First American Bank, 3221W. 87th Street, at 9:30 a.m. and engaged in what the FBI describes as a "takeover style robbery." He entered the bank, threw a plastic bag to the teller and told her, "you know what this is," police said. The man displayed a steel revolver and took both tellers who were working over to their drawers and demanded that they put the larger bills in his bag, police said. He then had the two tellers empty the contents of the safe into his bag as well, police said. The man then exited the bank and went southbound on foot, police said. He used a red rag to open doors when exiting and entering the bank. He…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Police said a man connected to Saturday's robbery of the Bank of America branch in Oak Lawn has been charged with one count of robbery. Bank employees say they heard what sounded like the robber talking to another person outside the bank on a cell phone.
Criminal charges were filed against a Chicago man in connection with Saturday’s take-over robbery of the Bank of America branch at 4606 W. 111th St. SIGN UP for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts. Charles B. Estell, 38, was charged with one count of bank robbery in federal court on Sunday morning. Estell was found stuck in an air duct after he apparently hid in the ceiling of a shopping center, Oak Lawn police said. More than 60 police officers and FBI agents spent eleven hours searching for the alleged bank bandit. They believed the robber to be hiding in the ceiling of the shopping center where the bank branch is located after finding a broken window in an upstairs office and a blood trail leading to different sections of the second …