Saturday, September 24, 2016

Attempted Hold-Up Of American Metro Bank On Friday (Updated)

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.


  1. There must be 3 bank robberies every week in Chicago. And the suburbs and I'm noticing that they are all men. Seems there a lot of desperate men out there, of all races, who aren't working or can't find work.

    1. Three every week? Hon, there were three on FRIDAY.

      Willie Sutton probably said it best. When a reporter asked him why he robbed banks, he allegedly replied, "Because that's where the money is."

      I think the Shady Lady and the Uptown Beach Bandit might disagree with your hypothesis that all bank robbers are men.