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'Winnie the Pooh Bandit' Bank Robber Sought

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Chicago Breaking News: The FBI and Park Ridge police today were searching for a man who robbed a Chase Bank branch in the northwest suburb last week.

winnie the pooh bandit
The robber, dubbed the "Winnie the Pooh bandit," wore a long-sleeved, navy blue sweatshirt depicting the fictional bear when he robbed the bank at 1 S. Northwest Hwy. about 2:30 p.m. Friday, said FBI spokesman Ross Rice.

The robber approached a teller with a withdrawal slip in his hand, put the slip on the counter and announced the robbery, Rice said. The robber displayed a handgun, and placed it on the counter.

The teller then handed over an undetermined amount of cash to the robber, who fled the bank on foot, according to Rice, who also said the heist was the first of its kind involving this robber.

The man is described as white, 35 to 40, 5 feet 10, 210 pounds, last seen wearing the "Pooh" sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the robber's whereabouts should contact the FBI's Chicago office, 312-421-6700.

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Van August 13, 2009, 9:26 AM

very manly

Flem August 13, 2009, 3:53 PM

Man, they sure love to give bank robbers very dumb nicknames.

dethskwirl August 13, 2009, 5:07 PM

i’d say he gave himself the dumb nickname by being a grown man in a pooh shirt

Phil McKracken August 14, 2009, 11:36 AM

How do yo know when your boy spends too much time with his mom. When he backs up to a urinal and leaves a big stinky dookie that won’t flush down!

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