Hyde Park Bank robbed

The suspect in the robbery of the Hyde Park Bank on Dec. 24. (Photo from the FBI Bank Robbers Nationwide database)

Staff Writer

The FBI believes the suspect who robbed BankFinancial on Dec. 14 struck again on Christmas Eve afternoon when a suspect robbed Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St.

According to the University of Chicago Police Department, at 12:21 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, a suspect handed a bank teller a note demanding cash and implying he had a weapon, though he displayed none. The suspect fled after the teller complied.

The FBI describes the suspect as a 5-foot 9-inch black man with a dark complexion in his 30s or 40s with a medium build weighing 170 to 200 pounds.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading directly to his arrest; the Chicago field office’s number is 312-421-6700. They warn that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Herald has sought comment from Hyde Park Bank.