The so-called "Elmer Fudd Bandit" struck his fifth bank in just two weeks, this time hitting a bank in Chicago's Oriole Park on Monday afternoon.
Dubbed "Elmer Fudd" for his cap and plaid flannel shirt, according to the Chicago Tribune, he's described by the FBI as a "white male, 40-50 years old, 5’6”-5’7” tall, blonde, and balding." The suspect has been on a two-week tear, striking banks on Chicago's Northwest Side.
On Monday afternoon, the suspect went into a bank in the 7300 block of West Foster Avenue and, according to the Tribune, implied that he had a gun. According to a statement from FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde reported by Fox Chicago, the suspect presented a note demanding money. After nabbing an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot.
Using a note to demand money has been the Elmer Fudd Bandit's modus operandi in other heists that have included three TCF Banks and one Charter One Bank. In a statement, the FBI said,
"On all three occasions, [the suspect] presented a note and made verbal demands, and he wore the same dark, long-sleeved flannel shirt each time."
FOX reports the other heists northwest of the city have included Des Plaines, Norridge and Stickney.
Earlier this year, a different 'Elmer Fudd Bandit' pleaded guilty to to string of robberies in east Vancouver, Wash., starting in December of 2011 until January of this year. The serial bank robber was also given the nickname for his earflap-style hat and plaid flannel shirt.
A reward is being offered in the Chicago case and anyone with information should call the FBI Chicago at (312) 421-6700.
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