Police Release Photos of Suspected Bank Robber

The Chase Bank at 901 Grove St. was robbed around 3:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

Bank surveillance photos show the suspect. Photo supplied by Evanston Police Department.
Bank surveillance photos show the suspect. Photo supplied by Evanston Police Department.
Updated story, 6:20 p.m.

Evanston police are investigating a bank robbery that took place around 3:30 p.m. Friday, when a man walked into the Chase Bank branch downtown and displayed a note that implied he had a gun.

The man entered the bank at 901 Grove St. alone and presented his note to a teller, according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott. The note also demanded money, and the man obtained approximately $2,600 in cash, Parrott said. No one was injured in the incident.

Police described the suspect as a white or possibly Hispanic man between the ages of 35 to 45, who was 5'8" tall and of heavy build. He was reported to be wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses, blue button down shirt, black pants and a dark colored backpack with a green zipper.

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Parrott said that after he left the bank, the man could be seen on bank surveillance cameras walking eastbound on Grove Street and continuing across Sherman Avenue.

As of 6:20 p.m. Friday, police were still searching for the offender, according to Parrott. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police department at 847-866-5000 or to text police at CRIMES (274637) with "EPD TIP" in the message line. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded to investigate the incident earlier today. Tipsters can also contact the FBI's Chicago field division at 312-421-6700.

Original story, 4:20 p.m.:

Evanston police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that took place at a Chase Bank branch downtown this afternoon.

No one was injured in the incident, according to city manager Wally Bobkiewicz.

Bobkiewicz said police shut down the Metra and CTA lines in the area as they searched for the suspect who robbed the bank at 901 Grove St. around 3:15 p.m. 

Two outbound Metra trains on the Union Pacific North line were stopped for at least 15 minutes at the Davis Street station since about 3:45 p.m., according to Metra's Twitter feed.

Purple Line trains were beginning to go back into service, although there were still major delays around 4:15 p.m., according to the CTA website.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) September 09, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Thanks for the kind words and thanks for reading, Adrienne. Police haven't reported anything new on the murder of the Hakeem brothers, but I will check with them and see what I can find out.
Local Resident September 09, 2013 at 12:41 PM
D Sanchez, any one with a mind sick as JZ to talk about "putting one in the mass area" even a 12 year old kid, expect hatred of every thing. A classic case of sociopath behavior, #bunkers #weapons #carnage #hates kids #racist, Hope he knows were he can 'conceal " his weapons !!!
Jordan S. Zoot September 09, 2013 at 01:14 PM
If someone threatens to inflict great bodily harm or death the use of deadly for e doesn't have age restrictions
Jimmy James September 09, 2013 at 06:16 PM
So I guess by your logic, George Zimmerman, in the news again for punching his father in law in he face and brandishing the gun he already used to murder a kid, to threaten his wife, by your logic he should be shot. Well look at that, I agree with you.
Mildred September 09, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Zimmerman's wife won't press charges despite call
Jordan S. Zoot September 09, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Actually.....punching someone with a fist, and brandishing are not a threat of great bodily harm...further....he did NOT murder anyone and a court has definitively proven that....so get your facts straight Jimmy.
Jimmy James September 09, 2013 at 08:25 PM
My facts are straight. He MURDERED Trayvon.
Jimmy James September 09, 2013 at 08:26 PM
In cold blood
Jordan S. Zoot September 09, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Jimmy...so says YOU...and a court of law says differently...which means you are entitled to have an opinion ....however, the court said differently.
Jimmy James September 09, 2013 at 09:04 PM
The court said he shot and killed Trayvon. That's all I, and most people care about. And I will bet you anything in the next 5 years he will be in jail for shooting someone else.
Jordan S. Zoot September 09, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Jimmy...O won't be a character witness for him...he isn't all that bright...personally I never would have engaged...but I do respect the courts decision
Local Resident September 09, 2013 at 09:52 PM
He will most likely share a cell with JZ, two delusional tough guys, they can "conceal each other's weapons"..
Jordan S. Zoot September 10, 2013 at 08:26 AM
Local Resident......let me share a definition so you learn a new word....Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, or traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism.
D. Sanchez September 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM
The guy who calls people guttersnipes is now whining about defamation.
Jordan S. Zoot September 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM
There is a big difference between asserting someone is a guttersnipe..which in the instant case can probably be proven on a factual basis, and labeling someone as a sociopath racist that would "kill at the first chance". Just curiously does the initial D stand for "Dirty" that would be a fitting full name for you
D. Sanchez September 10, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Oh, did someone hurt your feelings? Poor baby. Maybe if you fondle your little gun you'll feel better.
Jennifer Fisher (Editor) September 10, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Adrienne, police told me they are still actively investigating the murder of the Hakeem brothers, but cannot share any details with the public at this point.
Local Resident September 10, 2013 at 06:16 PM
Think his gun fires prematurely? LOL...LOL...LOL...LOL
Jimmy James September 10, 2013 at 06:48 PM
There are two types of people in this world; one values life and is humble enough to understand that they do not have the right to take another persons' life, no matter the circumstance. Then there are those who feel its their job to play judge jury and executioner. People like George Zimmerman. The bottom line is no one has the right to take another persons life. No person and no government. Those who live by the sword, die by the sword. I'm sure some disagree. Which is ironic, because its not like their lives are worth anything more than the garbage they think needs to be taken out. They make no more positive impact on the world. They live only to enrich themselves with no awareness that they will leave this world the same way they came into it, with nothing.
Dan September 10, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Dan September 10, 2013 at 07:34 PM
So much philosophical discussion and deviation from the topic at hand.....a bank robber. Listen folks, in my personal sufferings I have been made aware what this world really needs.....call it Devine intervention. I have suffered from insomnia as of late due to what ai believe is some form of telepathy that has reminded me of all the perverts Imhave had to deal with in my life. Through this suffering of scum for which I have distanced myself Fromm as a boy I discovered people for thousands of years in many societies lack insight......they do not have their faculties adequately in place. And in my insomnianic state flipping through the channels on my television I saw a movie entitled, THE NEW WORLD, with Colin ferrel and Christopher Plummer. A movie about the British arriving in America in 1607 in Virginia in an attempt to colonize it. It traversed the trials and tribulations of the Native Americans and colonists and the eventual ethnic cleansing of the native Americans or start therein. Ferrel's character falls in love with a beautiful Native American female, Pochahantes, an adolescent. It happened then as people's lives were short and naïveté was the order of the day. I learned through this adolescent the meaning of purity, beauty and deep seeded intimacy that reached its pinnacle when she asked a peer of Ferrel's character who was a love interest....but she was never in love with him....'Are you kind?'. A simple phrase as he embraced her, her eyes in a desperate search for intimacy. We focus on violence and immediate pleasures in this society loosing sight of what counts-contention for ALL. Seize on that and you have gold. The president will address this nation in a few hours in an attempt to slow down the carnage in Syria, to save those being used as pawns to keep the Assad regime going. I have a feeling his cause is just. Think about them, think about Pochahantes, then you will see much taks a back seat to poorly conceived bickering s.......
jim September 10, 2013 at 07:59 PM
why do I see these TEST comments so often?
D. Sanchez September 10, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Local, he does get quite excited when he talks about his neato guns.
Local Resident September 10, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Yeah, while "firing rapidly and prematurely" !!!! bet those 12 inch concrete walls take a" mess of fired blanks"!!!
Local Resident September 10, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Reading these threads, gotta have a scotch!!!!
D. Sanchez September 10, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Haha! I forgot about his GI Joe fortress with the 12" concrete walls.
jim September 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM
D. Sanchez September 10, 2013 at 11:03 PM
@jim No. If my reference escaped you, let me be clearer - GI Joe, like the dolls and the cartoons.
Dan September 11, 2013 at 05:12 AM
It is screwed up, local resident. We have deviated in a ridiculous manner from the topic at hand. Evanston is a very very good place and an important contributor to how a community should function. These posts are toipics for blogs.
Sari November 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM
It's very lame that this happened ONE half block from the police station. What ever happened to foot patrols?


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