Hunt on for Back of the Yards bank bandit; Man in 50s with handgun robs First Merit on 47th near Ashland

December 24, 2013 2:23:37 PM PST
The hunt is now on for a bank bandit who hit a bank in the Back of the Yards Tuesday morning.

Chicago police say a man in his 50s, armed with a semi-automatic handgun and wearing a clear plastic molded hospital mask, held up the First Merit Bank on 47th near Ashland.

It happened just before 10 Tuesday morning.

No one was hurt and the bandit ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.