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Back Of The Yards Bank Robbed

CHICAGO (STMW) -- A man who is suspected in two other bank robberies struck again in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

The man, believed to be 25 to 30 years old, walked into the First Merit Bank branch at 1715 W. 47th St. at 3:45 p.m., the FBI said. He handed the teller a note and eventually left with an unknown amount of cash, Chicago Police said.

An FBI spokesman said he showed a weapon, but police said he only implied he had one.

No one was injured.

He is described as a black, 5-foot-8 man and was wearing a tan or yellow puffy coat during the robbery, according to the FBI.

The same man is also suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch at 8140 S. Ashland on Oct. 28 and a Citi Bank branch at 2000 W. 79th Street on Nov. 14.

Chicago Police and the FBI are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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