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Two indicted in Homewood bank robbery that ended in standoff

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HOMEWOOD, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Two men were indicted Thursday in a December armed bank robbery that resulted in a standoff with authorities in south suburban Homewood.

Malcolm Carpenter, 32, of Chicago; and Justin Williams, 23, of Calumet Park, were indicted on bank robbery and weapons charges, according to documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Carpenter and Williams, armed with handguns, entered the Bank of America branch in the Cherry Creek Plaza at 183rd Street and Governors Highway a few minutes after 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, and confronted bank employees, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in December.

One of the robbers took the manager to the bank vault, and once it was opened with the assistance of another employee, the robber ordered the manager to fill a bag with money, the complaint states. The robber also ordered a teller to put the content's of a drawer into the same bag.

Carpenter and Williams stole a total of $80,288 from the bank, according to the indictment.

Authorities tracked the men to an apartment complex about a half-block west of the mall, where they were arrested after a four-hour standoff involving more than 100 police officers and FBI agents.

Authorities recovered two semi-automatic handguns and a bag with money in it matching the description of the bag used in the robbery, according to the FBI.

Both men will appear for an arraignment Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur, according to court records.

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