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SWAT team responds to North Side Chicago home in connection with bank robbery

CPD SWAT response in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood
CPD SWAT response in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood 00:16

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A SWAT team responded to a West Rogers Park home on Friday evening in connection with a bank robbery in West Rogers Park.

A bank in the 7000 block of North Western Avenue – near Greenleaf Avenue – was held up at 4:23 p.m., police said. A man walked in and displayed a note to an employee, telling the employee to hand over all the money and implying that he had a gun, police said.

The bank staff complied, and the robber left with money, police said.

Hours later, a SWAT team was called to the 2100 block of West Norwood Street – more than two miles to the south. The block in question is directly behind a Target store, which is separated off by a wall.

A massive police presence was at the scene Friday night.

Police said the SWAT response was connected with the bank robbery, but did not specify whether the SWAT team was in a standoff specifically with the bank robbery suspect, or what was happening at the scene.

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