Same robber hit Bucktown, Irving Park neighborhood banks Wednesday – Chicago Tribune

The same man is sought in two bank robberies Wednesday afternoon in Chicago according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The man attempted a robbery at a PNC bank in Bucktown located at 1955 N. Damen Ave., FBI spokeswoman Siobhan Johnson said in a news release.

Then, at 5:10 p.m., the same bank robber apparently struck again, this time at a Chase Bank in the Irving Park neighborhood.

The robber at the 3204 W. Irving Park Rd. bank “bore a strong resemblance to the suspect in the earlier robbery,” Johnson wrote.

The man used a note to demand money as he tried to rob the banks before fleeing on foot, Johnson said. No injuries were reported and the man did not show a weapon as he robbed the banks, she added.

FBI bank surveillance picture of a man suspected of robbing two Chicago banks on April 5, 2023, one in the Irving Park neighborhood and the other in the Bucktown neighborhood.

FBI agents responded to both robberies, but have not yet apprehended the man, Johnson said.

According to the news release, he is white, around 5 feet 5 inches tall, has blonde hair and is 40 to 50 years old. He wore a gray jacket, blue jeans and a blue surgical mask, she said.

Tips can be shared with the FBI at or 312-421-6700.