Man Suspected of Robbing Inland Bank on Spring Road is in Custody

Michigan man being held in his home state for bank robbery there.

The man accused of twice robbing the Inland Trust Bank on Spring Road in Elmhurst has been identified, according to the press release from Elmhurst Police Chief Dominic Panico.

The suspect, Carlos M. Vilanova, 49, of Highland Township, Mich., is in jail for a bank robbery he allegedly committed in Milford, Mich.

Police and the FBI believe Vilanova is responsible for robbing Inland Bank, 539 S. Spring Road, and again on Authorities say he also is a suspect in bank robberies in Bensenville on April 2 and in Green Oak Township, Mich., on June 28.

He is currently being held on a $200,000 bond for the Milford robbery. He is cooperating with authorities, and charges are pending for approval in the Elmhurst cases.

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Leo August 23, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I found out it was the Elmhurst Police that identified him, passed it on to the FBI and THEY arrested him at his house in Michigan, not the Michigan Police. Remember it is a Federal Crime and the FBI investigates those crimes....
Elmhurst Resident August 23, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Well my my Leo...you do have a way of "finding out" even though you aren't a police officer.....interesting....
Independence666 August 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Nice job! Now let's get those fools who robbed the TCF Banks.
Leo August 25, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Well Mr. Elmhurst Resident, as I said before, I do have law enforcement in my family, two brothers, a chicago cop and a suburban cop. You don't think officers from each department talk to each other, it is a family, don't know where ever you are. And yes, my brothers and I are close, we talk several times a week, so I do ask them things about police work and their views. That is why I find things out. I also been to charity events where there were Elmhurst Officers and I got to know a few. One thing you and others don't seem to get or know, is a lot (not all) of the officers take it personally when there are a rash of burglaries or robberies. They have pride in their jobs. So yes it is easy for me to find things out and when you bash the police for doing their jobs, I do take offense to that because you are bashing the profession my family is in.
filmtech December 07, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Leo, does your home smell like bacon


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