Police nab 5 suspected bank robbers

February 2, 2012 10:00:00 PM PST
Chicago Police chased and captured five suspected bank robbers after a holdup at a Chase Bank on the city's Northwest Side.

The chase ended in a building several miles away. It started at about 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The FBI says five people are custody. They say two men got away from the Chase Bank in the 4800-block of West Irving Park Road with an undisclosed amount of money.

A witness was able to see the getaway car and provided a description. Three other people were inside that vehicle, in addition to the two alleged robbers, according to the FBI.

Chicago Police spotted the car near a bar in the 7100-block of West Grand, Eva's Sports Bar. The patrons there say that about 30 police officers stormed the bar, searching for the suspects.

One of the suspects even got on a nearby rooftop. A boy saw that suspect and so did one of the bar patrons.

"My mom and dad asked me to throw out the garbage, so I went, and once I was walking out the door, I seen somebody jump off and he ran, and that's all I seen. I didn't see any face or anything," said witness Robert Wasso.

"I followed the girl from the bakery pointing out where the suspect was, and she says, 'He's under a black four-door Jeep in the alley back here,' and I said, 'Come out,' he put his hands out from underneath the black Jeep, I stood on both hands, and I yelled to the coppers, 'I got him over here,' and they come...and they took him away," said Tommy Myers, who helped captured one suspect.

The FBI says two of the men may be responsible for other robbing other banks, including a Chase Bank in the 1200-block of North Milwaukee, not once but twice.

At this point, no charges have been filed against any of the five suspects in Friday's situation.


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