UPDATE: Police Have More Information About Suspect in Monday's Inland Bank Robbery

Have you seen this vehicle?

UPDATE Tuesday, July 10, 4:30 p.m.:

Elmhurst police are seeking a vehicle that might have been used in Monday’s Inland Bank robbery. It is described as a 2000 to 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport SUV, two-toned, dark over light color.

The man is described as a white male, possibly Latino or European descent, with no discernable accent. He's 6-feet tall, medium build with a sheen to his hair as if hair gel were used. He wore black framed sunglasses with black lenses, light colored shorts and a two-toned, short-sleeve shirt that is black in the front and gray in the back).

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI, at (630) 577-1619, or contact Elmhurst Police Det. Paul Carney at (630) 530-3206 or by email at Paul.Carney@Elmhurst.org.


Monday, July 9:

The Inland Bank and Trust branch located at 539 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst, was robbed at about 10:20 a.m. Monday, July 9, according to a press release from the Chicago Division of the FBI. 

The robber, who is believed to be the person who on June 11, as well as a Chase Bank branch in Bensenville on April 2, approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The note implied that the robber had a gun, but no weapon was displayed during the robbery. 

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber left the bank on foot.  No injuries were reported in connection with the robbery.
Witnesses described the robber as a Hispanic or white male, 5-feet-9-inches to 6-feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a short sleeve shirt that was black on the front and had a grey pattern on the back, khaki shorts, sneakers and sunglasses.
Anyone with information regarding this bank robbery is asked to call the Chicago office of the FBI at (312) 421-6700 or the Elmhurst Police Department at (630) 530-3050.

Mar July 09, 2012 at 10:17 PM
The same guy AGAIN!!! What happened to having a security guard/police officer at ALL banks at ALL times, like years ago? He does not seem to cover his look much nor does he seem afraid to strike again. Perhaps this is an inside job..............maybe someone at the bank knows someone.......Just sayin!!!!!!
D L July 09, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Boy, I really want to keep my money there.......!
Independence666 July 10, 2012 at 09:41 AM
This is rediculous. This guy is making an absolute fool of our "law enforcement" folks. I wonder if he's set the date for his next visit to the bank.
Stewart Levine July 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM
hilarious, wouldn't it be cheaper just to have jobs for all these people? i guess they can make the excuse for more big government and hire more police or fbi or something because of the high crime, because of the high unemployment.
Leo July 10, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Robbing a bank in a Federal Crime, which is investigated by the FBI, the local police departments don't investigate the crime. They respond to the scene and secure it for the FBI. Banks don't call the police until the robber is out of the bank, it's their procedure. Now with that in mind, how far can you get in a car in a couple of minutes, this is before the bank even calls the police. There was no car description given at the time of the bank robbery, so who would you want the police to stop as they are driving to the bank? Some people need to come back to reality or stop drinking the water in Elmhurst. As far as the "unconstitutional safety check point", the highest court in the land ruled that it is constitutional so until they change that ruling, the police can legally do it.
North Side July 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM
they need to install the emergency buttons on the floors for tellers to step on when this happens...keeps there hands free and they can call for help and the robber won't know its happening
Laura Alonso July 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Andy died.
concerned citizen July 11, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Well Laura, maybe Joe Shablotnik can take his place. He's good for these matters too, isn't he???
Laura Alonso July 11, 2012 at 02:06 AM
That's Joe Sholbotnik.
Joe O'Malley July 11, 2012 at 02:44 AM
This could be a long-shot...but he may have leisurely strolled down to York St. and the Prairie Path to check out how the York and Vallette TIF is going impact future escape routes.
Darlene Heslop July 11, 2012 at 03:19 AM
joe..., i had to laugh at your comment...he probably did stroll down spring road toward the path and just blended in... .
Independence666 July 11, 2012 at 09:34 AM
Question is....... Would a guy who steals for a living even want a job? Hey, wait a minute, a guy like this would make a great politician.
Independence666 July 11, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Leo, our Federal Government is obviously incompetent these days. We need to begin to deal with this kind of thing at the local level.
Shane July 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM
You can break into homes and rob banks in Elmhurst without being caught. But just try to drive without your seat belt clicked and your had. Something is wrong here.
Leo July 11, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Well, this blog sure shows how intelligent people are in Elmhurst. There is something I remember learning about in school, it is called jurisdication (if you don't know what that means...look it up). When it comes to banks the Federal Government has jursidicition. I never said the Federal Government is competent, but all this blog does is slam the police and yes, I do have relatives in Law Enforcement as you most likely can tell about my views. Did anyone ever compare the crime rates in Elmhurst to those in other towns. Oak Park has more than the amount of Robberies than Elmhurst has burglaries. A Robbery is when a person steals from another, at gun point or by force, a burglary is breaking into someone's home or business. Almost every burglary reported here, no one is home. What kind of crime would you want in Elmhurst (I perfer none, but is that realistic?). You want crime to stop? Double or Triple the Police Department, where do you think your taxes would be then? Yes, and people would complain, they would write more tickets. How many times do it have to be told, most of those seat belt tickets are from a grant, where your seatbelt or change the law. Maybe it is time that we as a city or as citizens to help ourselves and not depend on the government to coddle us, look what happened after Katrina. People were warned to get out, they didn't, then blame the government for not doing anything. Only a moran would have stayed and don't say all those people couldn't get out. Whew
Dave July 11, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Leo, "...where your seatbelt..." "How many times do it have to be told..." "Only a moran..." It might be wise to hold off on the intelligence comments.
Deke July 11, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I am a different Dave. Seems to me the first line of defense to a bank robbery is adequate private security in the bank. You cannot have a policeman standing guard at every bank -- that would really be a waste of resources.
Ken July 11, 2012 at 03:42 PM
"white male, possibly Latino or European descent, with no discernable accent. " That one has me scratching my head.
Leo July 11, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Sorry Dave (first Dave)...I usually type it in word, spell check and proof read, then paste, but was in a little bit of a hurry this morning getting off to work. Glad you are there to catch some typo's maybe I should have said "Idiot", does that help you out at all.
Mar July 11, 2012 at 08:34 PM
SEAT BELT'S SAVE LIVES!!! Is it an easy ticket to be given, of course it is. Why would you not wear your seat belt when it could save your life??????? Besides, many police officers who pull over a vehicle for no seat belt wind up getting these people for other law breaking activity. Drugs, alcohol, being illegal, warrant etc........ Read the police blotters, it seems every other stop is drug related! Keep those drugs out of Elmhurst officers, Good job : )
Joseph Richard snodgrass July 11, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Just lol at all this bs
Lumpy July 12, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Consider this, if an officer sees someone in a bank, business, house, or a car, how is the officer to know he’s up to no good or doesn’t belong there? An officer, due to when, where or prior information (like a suspect or car description), may stop this person, but only if the officer can articulate the reason. Officers need information from you to stop these types of crimes. Your neighbors need to call the police when they see someone who doesn’t belong at your house, when they hear glass break or wood crack, when someone is parked in your drive and they know you’re not there. The police don’t know that it’s not you or your kids. The police would much rather stop a person who can explain themselves than take a burglary report. The public needs to call when they see “a guy” running away from a bank, a grocery store, a department store and speeding away in a car. This is how criminals get stopped and arrested. Loe is right that bank robbery is a Federal crime, investigated and prosecuted by the FBI, but local police are the first responders, having the best chance to catch the offender, with good information. As to the bank alarms, all banks have silent alarms, triggered by a hand or foot switch, or bait money, but there is a time delay of 2-5 minutes, due to receiving and transmitting it. Do you know how far a person can get in that time? It’s a lot farther than you’d think. My point is, start helping and stop blaming, it’s your job too.
Ralph Oconnell July 12, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Independence666 July 12, 2012 at 09:39 AM
That's an easy one Shane. Tickets for driving violations bring in revenue for the city, investigating bank robberies does not.
Independence666 July 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Come on Leo, this jurisdiction argument is just another way of saying "it's not my job", and there if far too much of that attitude going around these days. Yes, Elmhurst is currently safer than other cities, but that won't last too much longer if we don't take the bull by the horns and demonstrate that things like bank robberies will not be tolerated here. Our attitude should be "don't mess with Elmhurst". We need to make it so unpleasant and dangerous to commit a crime here in Elmhurst that these fools will prey on places like Oak Park, which is located on the edge of a war zone anyway.
Dave July 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM
I think "idiotic" would have been the correct substitute for "intelligent". :)
KATHY G July 12, 2012 at 03:38 PM
If one were to hit their panic or alarm button while the thief was still on the premises and there are customers and employees in the bank, a hostage situation could occur. I would much rather read about a robbery than a mass murder scene. It is the safest practice in any situation, professional or personal, to keep yourself safe and those around you. Life cannot be replaced. Hand over the money/purse/wallet and be as observant as possible to assist police. *my opinion*
Deke July 13, 2012 at 04:14 AM
"Why would you not wear a seat belt when it could save your life?" I don't know; I always wear mine. But why is that the state's decision? Why isn't it up to the individual? You could have a law requiring all drivers to wear polarized sunglasses when it is sunny. Would you justify that on the basis that a lot of people who would get pulled over for not wearing polarized sunglasses might "wind up" getting arrested for something else? Do we really want to make minor things illegal just so the state has a pretext for pulling people over and maybe catching them at something else?
Independence666 July 13, 2012 at 09:56 AM
OK Kathy, let's make it as easy as possible to rob our banks safely. Heck, maybe we could install special robbery express lines to keep the bad guys completely segregated from the other customers....LOL.
Geo. September 22, 2012 at 07:50 AM
Leo, Maybe you should look up "intelligent". Live through something like Katrina and then you can comment. You're the MORON!


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