Authorities investigate string of suburban bank heists

November 13, 2008 2:22:44 PM PST
In the northwest suburbs, authorities were trying to determine if a series of recent bank robberies are related. A gunman robbed a Community Bank in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates late Wednesday afternoon. The suspect is seen in these surveillance photos.

Now, authorities say the description of the suspect is similar to suspect descriptions from recent robberies in both Arlington Heights and Bloomingdale.

The man is described as a white man in his 20s, 5' 7" to 5' 10" with a medium build wearing a red jacket with a Marlboro cigarette logo on it.