LAKE FOREST – Police issued photos of a man who walked up to a counter at the Fifth Third Bank in Lake Forest at lunchtime on Saturday, January 6, and presented the teller with a note demanding money.
The images are similar to photos taken at Deerfield Bank & Trust in Deerfield the afternoon of December 29, and police and the FBI are investigating whether the two heists are connected, said Lake Forest Police Deputy Chief R.D. Copeland.
The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s to mid 30s, 5’9″ to 6′ tall, 18 to 210 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket, dark hat and ski mask, white gloves and tan duck boots. The suspect entered the bank at 12:06 and presented the teller with a note demanding money, implying that he had a weapon. The suspect did not provide details as to what type of weapon.
The suspect was last seen leaving the bank on foot after taking an unknown amount of U.S. currency.
Police continue to investigate the incident and anyone with information is asked to call Lake Forest Police at 847-234-2601.
Here are photos from the Lake Forest police from the Fifth Third Bank robbery, followed by images from the Deerfield Police of the Deerfield robbery from two weeks ago: