Yesterday afternoon a reader notified us that there was a heavy police presence inside American Metro Bank, at Broadway and Ainslie. We didn't know what had happened, but the FBI has filled in the blanks.
There was an attempted hold-up of the bank, located at 4878 North Broadway, around 12:30pm. No one was hurt, and no weapon was shown. The wannabe robber got away, and no money was taken.
He is described by the FBI as a "black male, light complexion, medium build, mid 40's to 50, 5'9 to 6'1. Goatee."
If you have any information, or recognize the man, please contact the FBI at 312-421-6700. There is a reward offered.
Update: On May 4, 2017, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Carmel Cobb, age 63. He was indicted on bank robbery charges and is going through the court system.