No Boundaries Bandit courtesy: Chicago FBI

River Forest police said a man who robbed TCF bank at 800 N. Harlem Ave. on Aug. 25 may be the man dubbed the “No Boundaries Bandit,” who the FBI says is involved in up to 12 other bank holdups in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Police said the Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing a black T-shirt, blue jean, and a white baseball cap entered the bank around 5:45 p.m.

“The amount of [cash] stolen from the bank is being described as very small,” said Deputy Chief James O’Shea in a press release.

The FBI has a $5,000 reward for the No Boundaries Bandit, who is also thought to have robbed the BMO Harris bank at 9101 Cermak Road in North Riverside on Aug. 21 and two PNC banks in Berwyn, one yesterday.

The bank robber’s moniker supposedly comes from a string of robberies from Melrose Park to Stickney to banks in downtown Chicago on the city’s Southwest Side.

“His hits have been scattered around,” said FBI Special Agent Joan Hyde. “A lot of bank robbers will stay close to home, because that’s where they are familiar with, but he has been all over the map. We dubbed him ‘No Boundaries’ very early, and he has lived up to his name.”

Anyone with any information can contact the FBI Chicago office at 312-421-6700

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Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...

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