On Aug. 17 at 11 a.m., Evanston police received a report of a bank robbery at Bank of America, 1336 Chicago Ave., in Evanston. Once on scene, officers learned that a man gave a bank teller a note, demanding money, said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department. The teller gave the robber an undetermined amount of cash, which the robber placed into his pants pocket and then fled toward a parking lot, said the Commander.
Reportedly, a GPS tracking device was included in the stash of cash. The device enabled police to track the suspect get away vehicle, and police were able to locate the vehicle entering Chicago.
Evanston and Chicago police communication dispatchers initiated technical support and maintained point to point communication with officers in the field, as additional reports came in regarding the suspect vehicle, said the Commander.
Evanston and Chicago police made a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle in the 8000 block of Yates in Chicago. Police found a fake handgun and bank proceeds in the car, said the Commander. Both suspects were placed into custody for further investigation, he said.
At present, a joint investigation is being conducted by Evanston Police, Chicago Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.