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An image of the Bicycle Bandit captured by a surveillance camera during a July 27 at Brighton Park Community Bank, 4334 S. Kedzie. --Photo courtesy of the FBI Chicago Office

An image of the Bicycle Bandit captured by a surveillance camera during a July 27 at Brighton Park Community Bank, 4334 S. Kedzie. --Photo courtesy of the FBI Chicago Office

FBI hunts ‘Bicycle Bandit’

Robbed banks in Bridgeport, Brighton Park, McKinley Park, Back of the Yards

By Tim Hadac

FBI agents continue to hunt for a serial criminal who has robbed four Southwest Side banks in recent months.

Last week, the FBI’s Chicago Office reissued a community alert regarding a man they have dubbed the Bicycle Bandit because he typically uses a bicycle as his getaway vehicle.

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An image of the Bicycle Bandit captured by a surveillance camera during a July 27 at Brighton Park Community Bank, 4334 S. Kedzie. –Photo courtesy of the FBI Chicago Office

Here are crimes he is suspected of committing:

  • Brighton Park Community Bank, 4334 S. Kedzie, at 4:27 p.m. July 27. He wore a white mask, a checkered button-down shirt, light-colored pants and dark shoes.
  • Byline Bank, 1947 W. 35th St., at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 2. He wore dark sunglasses, a white mask and a red shirt.
  • Royal Bank, 2869 S. Archer, at 3:37 p.m. Aug. 13. He wore a dark mask, a checkered button-down shirt, dark-colored pants and dark shoes.
  • Royal Bank, 1823 W. 47th St., at 4:03 pm. Sept. 17. He wore a dark mask, a blue button-down shirt, dark-colored pants and dark shoes.

The Bicycle Bandit has been described as a Hispanic man in his 30s or 40s, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9 with a medium build, with black hair.

He should be considered armed and dangerous, so do not try to apprehend him yourself, FBI officials say.

The FBI is offering a reward for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of this bank robber. Report tips to (312) 421-6700 or tips.fbi.gov.

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