`Elmer Fudd Bandit' robs his fifth bank in two weeks - FOX 32 News Chicago

`Elmer Fudd Bandit' robs his fifth bank in two weeks

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A man dubbed the "Elmer Fudd Bandit" robbed his fifth bank in just over two weeks on Monday, this time a Norwood Park neighborhood TCF Bank branch on the Northwest Side.

The robber approached a teller a the TCF branch in the 7300 block of West Foster Avenue about 1:25 p.m. Monday and presented a note demanding money, according to a statement from FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. He did not display a weapon.

The teller handed the robber and undisclosed amount of cash and he ran away, Hyde said.

The robber, known as the "Elmer Fudd Bandit," is described as a 40- to 50-year-old man with blond hair and a receding hairline. He is about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and wears a flannel shirt.

He is also suspected of robbing a TCF branch in the 4700 block of North Cumberland on Oct. 13; the TCF branch in the 800 block of South Elmhurst Road in Des Plaines on Oct. 14; a Charter One Bank branch in the 4400 block of North Cumberland in Norridge on Oct. 15; and the TCF branch in the 7100 block of West 40th Street in Stickney on Oct. 24.

A reward is being offered in the case and anyone with information should call the FBI Chicago at (312) 421-6700.

The FBI is reporting 164 bank robberies in 2012, far surpassing the 115 all of last year. The all-time record in Chicago was 284 in 2006.

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