The Federal Bureau of Investigation has linked a suspected bank robber shot and killed by Evanston police to multiple other bank robberies in the area, according to a spokesperson for the agency.
FBI agents believe that Kevin Ross, 29, of Evanston, was involved in four other bank robberies before he robbed the Chase Bank at 901 Grove St. in Evanston on Monday afternoon, according to special agent Joan Hyde. The list includes the robbery of the same Chase Bank in Evanston on Sept. 6.
“As it stands right now, we suspect he is responsible for five,” Hyde said.
In addition to the two robberies at the Chase Bank, FBI agents believe that Ross also robbed a TCF Bank at 5343 N. Broadway in Chicago on Oct. 2, and again on Dec. 5. They believe he robbed a TCF Bank at 4355 N. Sheridan in Chicago last Thursday, Dec. 12.
Surveillance photographs, witness descriptions and the similar method in which Ross allegedly carried out the robberies helped agents link him to all five, according to Hyde.
She said the agency will continue to investigate whether Ross may be linked to other unsolved bank robberies in the area.
After Monday’s bank robbery, police recovered $3,000 and a loaded nine-millimeter handgun from Ross’s body, according to police.