Sunday, June 3, 2012
Oak Lawn Police confirm that bank robbery suspect is in custody after 11-hour standoff.
OUTSIDE CHICAGO, IL -- Police SWAT teams nabbed a man suspected of robbing an Oak Lawn bank on Saturday afternoon after an 11-hour standoff. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Around 2:14 p.m. Saturday, a suspect described as a male black in his 20s entered the Bank of America at 4046 W. 111th St. through a hole in the roof after the bank had closed. Two bank employees were handcuffed with zip ties. The alleged bandit escaped through the ceiling with an undisclosed amount of cash, Oak Lawn Police Division Chief Michael Kaufmann said. READ earlier on-the-scene coverage from Saturday afternoon. Kaufmann confirmed that police had a person in custody around 1 a.m. Sunday. Kaufmann said that SWAT team members …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Police believe bank robbery suspect is still in the building.
Update 12:20 a.m. Here is our last update on Saturday's bank robbery. More than 60 law enforcement officers, including Oak Lawn Police, the South Suburban Emergency Response Team, FBI and Cook County Sheriff's Police remain at the Bank of America shopping center as of midnight. Oak Lawn Division Chief Mike Kaufmann said police still believe the bank robbery suspect, described as a male black in his 20s, is holed up in the ceiling. There is no further information. If there is an update later this morning, Kaufmann said that a press release will be sent out today. Our last image of the evening is of an FBI SWAT team member suiting up at 111th Street and Keeler Avenue, walking west down 111th Street toward Pulaski Road carrying his high power…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Cell phone records for Arnoldo Jiminez, charged in the murder of his 26-year-old wife, last place him in Hidalgo, TX, near the Mexican border. Burbank Police seek public's help in locating him.
The FBI has joined an international manhunt for a missing bridegroom after his new wife was found slain in their Burbank apartment hours after they were married last weekend. A federal warrant charging Arnoldo Jiminez, 30, with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Jiminez was charged earlier this week in Cook County Criminal Court with one count of first- degree murder for the stabbing death of his 26-year-old wife, Estrella Carrera. (Read the federal warrant.) According to the Burbank police report, the couple was hastily married last Friday, May 11, at Chicago City Hall. Afterward, the couple dined at a Chicago restaurant with a small group of family and friends, before boarding a …
Friday, August 12, 2011
The FBI and Chicago Police continue to search for two men who robbed First American Bank on Tuesday.
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Friday, August 12, 2011
Multiple law enforcement agencies continue their search for two men who took over and robbed the First American Bank, at 11821 S. Western Ave. in Chicago, on Tuesday. The robbery happened just before 10 a.m., when two men brandishing handguns entered the bank, the FBI said. The FBI said that one of the robbers stood guard over employees and customers in the lobby, and a second robber vaulted the teller counter. After removing money from an open teller drawer, the second robber forced an employee to open the vault. The robber took an undisclosed amount of cash, placing the money into a black plastic garbage bag that he’d brought with him. The robbers fled the bank to a waiting car, described as an older model Chevy Monte Carlo, grey or …