Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A police search for a robbery suspect forced a soft lockdown in area schools Tuesday, following a bank robbery at 167th and 80th Avenue.
Update, as of 11:47 a.m. Area schools were on soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon, as Tinley Park Police searched for a suspect in a bank robbery. Police were looking for a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a grey hoodie, black hat and dark pants, who is suspected of robbing First Midwest Bank at 167th Street and 80th Avenue Tuesday around 10:15 a.m., according to Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro. The suspect did not infer or display a weapon during the robbery, Vaccaro said. He was last seen on foot, heading westbound from the bank. Tinley Park police officers were unable to find him. The incident has been turned over to the FBI. Update, as of 11:40 a.m. Victor J. Andrew and District 140 schools are no longer on soft …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Authorities say a Markham man arrested Wednesday was one of two people who robbed a bank dressed as nuns last year.
A Markham man has been charged in connection with "Nun on the Run" robbery of a Palos Heights bank branch more than a year after a second defendant was arrested. Lyndon G. Wesley, 28, of Markham, was arrested Wednesday. He and codefendant Navahcia Edwards, 25, of Chicago, are charged with conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery. Edwards was arrested in June 2011. Federal prosecutors allege the pair donned nun costumes and robbed the TCF bank branch at 6410 West 127th St. on May 29, 2011. A grand jury returned the two-count indictment against Wesley on Tuesday. He is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Mason in federal court at 2:30 p.m. Edwards already has pleaded guilty to the robbery. His trial in a U.S. …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Police said a man connected to Saturday's robbery of the Bank of America branch in Oak Lawn has been charged with one count of robbery. Bank employees say they heard what sounded like the robber talking to another person outside the bank on a cell phone.
Criminal charges were filed against a Chicago man in connection with Saturday’s take-over robbery of the Bank of America branch at 4606 W. 111th St. Charles B. Estell, 38, was charged with one count of bank robbery in federal court on Sunday morning. Estell was found stuck in an air duct after he apparently hid in the ceiling of a shopping center, according to Oak Lawn police. More than 60 police officers and FBI agents spent eleven hours searching for for the alleged bank bandit. They believed the robber to be hiding in the ceiling of the shopping center where the bank branch is located after finding a broken window in an upstairs office and a blood trail leading to different sections of the second floor. READ about Saturday's bank …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
John P. Sikorski, 32, was identified by authorities Wednesday.
A 32-year-old man is being sought in connection with a recent Oak Forest bank robbery. The FBI identified John P. Sikorski Wednesday as a suspect in the April 4 robbery of CNB Bank and Trust. An alert naming Sikorski also linked him to a Monee bank robbery from earlier this week, MyFoxChicago.com reports. He is considered armed and dangerous. A description of Sikorski provided by authorities says he is 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 170 pounds, bald and heavily tattooed, according to MyFoxChicago.com. Following the CNB Bank robbery, police released a description of the robber. An earlier listed the suspect as 35 years old, about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Both arms were tattooed. No one was injured in the April 4 robbery…
Friday, May 20, 2011
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
We take a look back at a packed week of news.
Heartache and inspiration. In other words, Orland Park Patch's fourth week. Zak and Sarah Kustok showed an immeasurable amount of strength and concern for those around them while mourning their mother Anita "Jeanie" Kustok this week, at a visitation held Wednesday and a memorial Mass on Thursday. Those who knew Jeanie used words like "angel," "smile" and "light" to describe the 58-year-old woman who taught gifted students. Jeanie Kustok was shot to death on the morning of Sept. 29, and her husband Allan has been charged with first-degree murder. But during these two services the focus was positive, albeit sad. People laughed at memories of Jeanie, in between expressing grief at losing a woman who brought the best out of so many. It was …
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Orland Park police are pursuing a six-foot tall white man who robbed the Chase Bank at 13211 S. LaGrange Road.
Police released photos of a man who robbed an Orland Park bank while while wearing a red wig Thursday afternoon, and sketches of a man who drove the getaway car. A man went into Chase Bank at 13211 S. LaGrange Road and ordered the bank manager to open the safe around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, according to Orland Park police. The man threatened to harm bank staff if they didn't cooperate, according to a news release from the Chicago Federal Bureau of Investigations office. He was described as a six-foot tall white man, between 20 and 25, with no facial hair, wearing a tan baseball cap and what appeared to be a red wig. Witnesses said they saw a hammer attached to a shoulder bag the man was carrying, according to the release. Police said a "large …