FBI dramatically increases reward for two bank robbers

FBI dramatically increases reward for two bank robbers

Updated: Apr 06, 2012 17:48 PM CDT
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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

FOX Chicago News first told you about this holdup on March 10. But due to growing concerns about the two men responsible, and what might happen if they rob another bank, the FBI has dramatically increased the reward.

The FBI has upped the reward to$ 30,000. It hopes a Fox Chicago viewer knows something, and that the reward money might convince the person to come forward.

The robbery happened in Rolling Meadows back on Friday, February 10.

It happened at the TCF bank on Algonquin Road at around 12:30 p.m. This was what the FBI calls a "takeover robbery," which is the most dangerous type.

The two men walked in, one implied he had a gun and proceeded to assault a bank employee several times. The other jumped over the teller counter and demanded cash. The teller complied and the two men fled on foot.

Fortunately no one was seriously injured in this case, but the concern is that next time the situation could escalate.

The robbers demonstrated a willingness to use violence and jump over the teller counters to terrorize bank employees. The FBI is concerned that the next time they might use weapons. Customers or employees could be at great risk of serious injury or worse.

Here is the FBI's description of the two bandits:

The first is a Hispanic male, Five-ten to six feet tall, 20 to 30 years old. He was the one wearing a black bandana on his face and carrying a small black back pack.

The second bandit is also described as an Hispanic male. He's shorter, just five-two to five feet six inches tall. He has a thin build and was the one wearing the black paintball mask to hide his identity.

Both men are considered armed and dangerous, if you see them or know who they might be, call police.

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