Elmhurst Police Release More Information About Saturday Bank Robbery
Suspects were able to make off with more than $5,500.
An Elmhurst police report released today, Tuesday, May 29, is calling it an armed robbery, but it is still unclear whether the two men who robbed the TCF Bank at 2:23 p.m. Saturday, May 26, actually were carrying weapons.
The Daily Herald initially reported the robbery over the weekend, and more detail, including a description of the suspects, has become available.
Elmhurst Police said that a teller at TCF Bank, located inside the Jewel-Osco at 153 E. Schiller St., was approached by one of the men, who handed her a note that said, "Give me the money in both drawers and go in the back and give me all 20s and 5s but no 100s. If you think this is a game and don't hurry up, I'll shoot you."
The man then reportedly threw a black plastic bag at the teller, who filled it with $5,588 from both drawers. The man then told her to "throw the note in the bag and forget the money in the back." The second suspect remained standing about 5 or 6 feet behind the first offender. No one was injured during the incident.
The men are described as black, between 17 and 20 years old. The first was about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, skinny and wearing black clothes and a black Blackhawk's hat. The second was only described as about 6 feet tall. The two were last seen running north through the Jewel parking lot, police said.