Alleged Bank Robber Told Cops 'I Got Blow,' Prosecutors Say

By Emily Morris on April 7, 2013 6:11pm | Updated on April 8, 2013 11:24am

COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE — Police tracked down a West Side man accused of robbing a bank in the Loop and then found heroin in his shoe, prosecutors said Sunday.

Jack Vincent Dudley, also known as Charles "Zodiac" Thompson, 57, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and later ordered held on a $50,000 bail.

Dudley, of the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard, has not been charged in connection with the bank robbery, but Assistant State's Attorney Charles Prochaska said the FBI is expected to charge him sometime this week.

The FBI declined to comment.

Dudley went into the Amalgamated Bank near State and Monroe streets Friday and slipped a teller a note that said "I have a gun, hundreds and murder," according to Prochaska. Dudley gave the employee a paper bag and ordered her to put money inside, and she complied, Prochaska said. Prochaska said the man never showed a weapon.

Police received a tip from a "concerned citizen" that a man who robbed the bank lived in the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulvard and would be found inside a gold Jeep, according to Prochaska and Dudley's arrest report.

Sure enough, when officers arrived to Dudley's West Garfield Park home later Friday, they found a man matching the description of bank surveillance photos inside a gold Jeep, according to arrest documents. Dudley gave officers consent to search his home, and police found a sweatshirt that resembled the one the suspect wore during the holdup, according to the documents.

After taking Dudley into custody, the man allegedly told police, "I got blow in my left shoe." Officers discovered a tinfoil packet containing .20 grams of suspected heroin inside the shoe, according to arrest documents.

Dudley is affiliated with the Black Gangster Disciples gang, according to arrest documents.

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