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Police searching for man who robbed Cary bank

Suspect might have been involved in other recent incidents, officials say

Police are seeking information about a man who robbed U.S. Bank, 25 W. Main St., Cary, on Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from the Cary Police Department.

At 2:11 p.m., officers responded to a reported robbery. Evidence collected at the scene indicated that the suspect presented a note to a bank teller, who provided him with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

No gun was displayed or implied, and no injuries were reported.

The suspect has been described as a 35-year-old man wearing a black hat, gray jacket, black pants and a tan backpack.

He last was seen walking south from the scene and might have been driving a black Ford Edge toward Barrington, police said.

Police remained at the scene until about 3:15 p.m. The bank was closed after the incident.

Video footage is being processed, and the case is being handled by the Cary Police Department and the FBI.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Cary Police Department at
847-639-2341 or McHenry County Crime Stoppers at
800-762-7867. Individuals who call Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous.

Cary Police Chief Patrick Finlon said one of the avenues the police are exploring is the possibility that the suspect is the same man believed to be responsible for multiple bank robberies across the area in the past month, but nothing is definitive at this point, he said.

About 3 p.m. Sept. 22, an unknown suspect robbed the BMO Harris Bank at 40 S. Barrington Road, South Barrington.

The same suspect, who should be considered armed and dangerous, also might have robbed a U.S. Bank about 1 p.m. Wednesday at 1301 Irving Park Road in Hanover Park, and a BMO Harris Bank at 1:30 p.m. at 94 N. Kennedy Drive, Carpentersville, according to the FBI. The two banks are about 13 miles apart.

The FBI’s description of the suspect in those cases has several similarities to the Cary robbery suspect: mid-30s, dark-colored zipped sweatshirt, black pants and carrying a tan-colored shoulder bag.

He also was wearing black-framed glasses and has facial acne, patchy facial hair and dirty, unkempt hair.

Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to contact the FBI’s Chicago Field Office at
312-421-6700. The FBI is offering up to $1,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of the suspect.

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