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Suspected 'No Boundaries Bandit' nabbed in western suburbs

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Rodrigo Medellin / photo from Cicero police Rodrigo Medellin / photo from Cicero police
BRIDGEVIEW (Sun-Times Media Wire) - The alleged “No Boundaries Bandit,” suspected of robbing more than a dozen banks in the Chicago area, was arrested Sunday in the western suburbs.

Rodrigo Medellin, 31, was arrested after a short chase at Roosevelt Road and 18th Street in Broadview at 3 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement from Cicero spokesman Ray Hanania.

Cicero police recognized the suspect in photos as a man suspected of involvement with local gangs, according to the statement. They tracked him to the intersection in Broadview where he was arrested after a short vehicle and foot chase.

Medellin had a loaded Tec-9 automatic weapon on him at the time of his arrest, according to the statement. He has been charged with aggravated assault to a police officer, aggravated fleeing and eluding police, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, all felonies, and was also was cited for traffic violations.

He is thought to be the “No Boundaries Bandit,” suspected in at least 12 robberies throughout the city and western suburbs. The most recent robbery happened Aug. 28 at the PNC Bank at 6620 Ogden Ave. in Berwyn, according to the FBI.

An FBI spokeswoman confirmed a suspect is in custody, but no federal charges have been announced.

The “No Boundaries Bandit” is suspected of robbing the following banks:

-Aug. 25, 5:49 p.m. at TCF, 800 N. Harlem in River Forest

—Aug. 21, 2:08 p.m. at BMO Harris, 9101 Cermak in North Riverside

—Aug. 15, 6 p.m. at Chase Bank, 100 W. North Ave. in Northlake

—Aug. 11, 1:17 p.m. at Park Federal Savings, 5400 S. Pulaski in Chicago

—July 16, 2:35 p.m. at Popular Bank, 1700 W. Lake in Melrose Park

—June 25, 4:50 p.m. at TCF Bank, 5320 S. Pulaski in Chicago

—June 24, 5:06 p.m. at Chase Bank, 1700 N. Wells in Chicago

—June 19, 4:33 p.m. at Charter One, 4001 South Harlem in Stickney

—June 11, 3:13 p.m. at Washington Federal Bank, 2869 S. Archer in Chicago

—Jun. 6, 4:50 p.m. at PNC Bank, 6650 W. Cermak in Berwyn

—May 27, 1:27 p.m. at TCF Bank, 6315 W. 55th in Chicago

—May 16, 5:14 p.m. at PNC Bank, 4900 W. 87th St. in Burbank.

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