PHOTO: Chicago Police Officer John McCarthy, left, and his partner Lucas Wise
Chicago police officers arrested a suspect minutes after the man is believed to have held up an Old Town bank this afternoon.
The man is being questioned in the robbery of the Fifth Third Bank branch, 145 W. North Avenue, about 2:15 p.m. today, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. The robber implied he had a gun and fled with cash from the bank.
The suspect was cornered by three Near North District tactical officers, including one who was among officers who arrested a suspect in a March bank robbery a mile south of today's heist.
Near North District Officer John McCarthy and his partner, Officer Lucas Wise, were patrolling in the area when they heard a description of the suspect broadcast on police radio, McCarthy said. Soon after, the officers spotted a man matching the robber’s description, wearing dark pants and a gray shirt, about three blocks from the bank in the 200 block of West Schiller Street, McCarthy said.
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