Paper man suspected in attempted bank robbery

September 5, 2009 4:50:33 PM PDT
A man who sold newspapers on Chicago's South Side is charged with trying to rob a bank.The incident happened August 14 at a Bank of America Branch on South Ashland. Police say Sheldon McCommon walked in and handed a teller a note saying he had a bomb, but he left empty-handed.

An FBI task force member recognized the so-called "Orange Glove Bandit" as the man who sold newspapers at 95th and Western.

McCommon was being held without bond Saturday. Police say he is suspected in two other hold-ups.


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