CHICAGO — Maybe Tracy Lee Wright should have shared his loot.
Wright, 38, of the Oakland neighorhood, was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly robbed two banks in the Loop within minutes of each other last week, according to the FBI.
The feds said they identified Wright as the robber after they got a tip from a relative of the 38-year-old who spotted Wright's photo on the local news.
At 8:39 a.m. on June 11, Wright entered the Chase Bank at 10 South Dearborn Street, scribbled a note on a withdrawl sheet and handed it to a bank teller, according to a criminal complaint.
"I have a gun, give me $1,000 don't hit the button," the note read, according to the statement.
After handing Wright about $1,000, the teller asked if he needed an envelope for the money. Wright said "no" and left the bank, the complaint alleges.
About five minutes later, Wright allegedly entered a Citibank located at 11 South LaSalle Street, about two blocks away from the Chase Bank.
FBI officials said Wright again handed a bank teller a note, this time demanding more cash.
"I need $15,000. If you pull something I will kill you," the note read, according to a statement.
Wright also told the bank teller to be quick about it.
"You have to hurry up! You have to hurry up! I have a gun! You're slow!" Wright allegedly said, according to the criminal complaint.
After the teller handed Wright more than $9,000 in cash, the 38-year-old left the bank.
Later that same day, the FBI got a phone call from someone claiming to be a relative of Wright's identified him as the bank robber. The relative spotted Wright on a local news broadcast, according to the complaint.
Both employees from Chase and Citibank provided a similar description of the robber, and both pointed out the robber's lazy right eye, according to the complaint. Three Citibank employees were able to identify Wright from a photo lineup. One of two Chase employees identified Wright as well.
On June 12, someone else called the FBI and provided an address where they could find Wright. The address, in the 3500 block of South Cottage Grove, matched records from the Chicago Police Department and Illinois Secretary of State's Office.
On Wednesday, agents arrested Wright and charged him with one count of bank robbery, a felony. Officials have not charged Wright with robbing the Chase bank at 10 South Dearborn Street.
If convicted, Wright faces up to 20 years in prison. He is scheduled to appear in federal court Monday.
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