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Glen Ellyn Bank Robbed at Gunpoint Saturday by Man in His '70s'; Suspects Arrested

The Bank of America, 600 Roosevelt Road, was robbed of an udisclosed amount of cash. The suspects were caught after fleeing the scene.

Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon after an armed robbery of Bank of America in Glen Ellyn.

At 11 a.m., officers were called Bank of America, 600 Roosevelt Road, for the report of an armed robbery, according to the Glen Ellyn Police Department's Deputy Chief Bill Holmer.

An employee at the bank reported a white male in his 70s demanded money, displayed a gun and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, Holmer said. 

The suspect left the scene in a vehicle, which officers were able to tail to Lombard, he said. Officers cornered the men at the intersection of St. Charles Road and Main Street. The men were taken into custody by Glen Ellyn Police officers with the assistance of the Lombard Police Department. 

Police Chief Philip Norton credited the department's patrol officers for their outstanding working making the arrests.

“We have built relationships with Glen Ellyn banks, creating partnerships that shine through in situations like this,” Norton said. “We as a department also enjoy outstanding working relationships with our neighboring police agencies like Wheaton and Lombard. The fact that those agencies were there to provide assistance is no surprise.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was contacted and took the men into custody, Holmer said. Their names and ages were being withheld pending formal charges.  

 

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Mary Ellen Duvall October 07, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Love the GE police!!! B

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