'Lunch Box Bandit' suspected in 2 bank robberies

FBI released photo of the so-called "Lunch Box Bandit."

March 2, 2011 9:09:15 AM PST
The FBI released photos of the alleged ''Lunch Box Bandit'' wanted in connection with two North Side bank robberies.

FBI agents say he got his nickname because he carries the cash away in a blue vinyl or plastic lunch box.

The bank robber is under investigation in two Chicago cases -- a January 18, 2011, robbery at TCF Bank branch, 3570 North Elston Avenue, and a December 20, 2010, robbery at a TCF Bank branch, 4660 West Irving park Road. In the most recent robbery, the Lunch Box Bandit approached a teller and announced the robbery, according to the FBI. He then ordered her to give him large bills. Officials said he left the bank on foot and drove away in a blue or black colored automobile.

The suspect is described as a white male between 5'10" and 6' with a medium build. He wears a black jacket with a hood and a ski mask or scarf around his face.

Anyone recognizing this individual or having any information about these robberies is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.