CHICAGO — A man who apparently failed in an attempt to rob a Loop bank Tuesday morning moved a few doors down and tried again, this time succeeding in his heist, according to the FBI.
The robber first tried his luck at a PNC Bank branch at 55 W. Monroe St. and somehow didn't manage to finish the job, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.
A man entered that bank about 9:30 a.m. and was seen acting "suspiciously," according to Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. He was approached by bank personnel and offered assistance but instead left without incident, Estrada said.
Hyde said a man with a similar description then entered the BMO Harris Bank at 111 W. Monroe St. about 9:50 a.m. and implied he had a weapon.
He took an undisclosed amount of money from that bank and then ran off south on LaSalle Street, Estrada said.
He was described by the FBI as a black man in his late 50s or early 60s and was seen wearing a baseball cap and blue button-down shirt with a white shirt underneath.
No injuries were reported in either incident, Estrada said.