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Local Man Charged in West Chicago Bank Heist

The FBI has a Tinley Park man in custody who they say has committed four robberies in the Greater Chicago area since the beginning of the month.

A 34-year old man wanted in connection with a recent West Chicago bank robbery was arrested in Villa Park late Wednesday.

Federal investigators suspect he is also to blame for three other robberies in the Chicago Suburbs. Acting on a tip sent from a community member, Villa Park and Lombard police officers found Daniel H. Mack Wednesday night at a gas station and took him into custody, according to a news release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Mack was charged in a criminal complaint filed August 21 in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of bank robbery—a felony offense. According to the complaint, Mack robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch Aug. 14 at 1800 North Neltnor Boulevard in West Chicago.

Although not charged in Tuesday’s filing, the complaint alleges that an individual matching Mack’s description carried out two additional robberies. One was Aug. 9 at the Harris Bank branch at 191 East Lake Street in Bloomingdale and the second was Aug. 16 at the Citizens Financial Bank branch, 7229 South Kingery Highway in Willowbrook. 

Witnesses from both incidents gave descriptions that matched Mack, reports said. He is also believed to have committed a fourth robbery, striking the Fifth Third Bank branch at 2353 63rd Street in Woodridge late Tuesday afternoon, according to the FBI.

After his arrest, Mack was turned over to federal agents. He will is expected in U.S. court Thursday afternoon, when he will be formally charged.

Bloomingdale, West Chicago, Willowbrook, and Woodridge police departments helped crack the cases.

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sweet heart August 23, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Awsome they got the bandit.
anonymous August 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM
is this not ironic? they can solve a bank robbery by a photo, but no one can solve the crime at the lane bryant store in Tinley Park? Does anyone still remember that horrible day of those ladies who were killed? Does anyone give a crap anymore. It is a shame that people get away with murder so they can catch bank robber's where is the FBI for the slain women that this has happened too. It is a shame that someone get's caught for stealing paper but the do not get caught for taking love ones family away from them...
overtheblueline August 25, 2012 at 08:21 PM
To: Anonymous While I understand why you feel this way, the story said that the FBI did not crack the case but a "tip from the Villa Park community" was what led police AND the FBI to the robber. I know for a fact that there were a ton of tips that came in for the Lane Bryant murder. Unfortunately, they were not as good as the one that caught the robber. Im sure there are people out there that know who is responsible for the Lane Bryant murder, they just won't come forward because they are probably the ones that did it. I believe there is still a hefty reward out there both by Tinley Park PD and the FBI for anyone who's tip would lead to an arrest. Don't blame the police or the FBI for finding the robber and not the murderer because frankly the FBI got lucky a great tip came in to bail them out. Sincerely, Anonymous 2
anonymous September 15, 2012 at 01:01 PM
blah blah blah, tell that to the families who lost their loved ones..... People just speak because they feel they need to..... again all I hear is Blah, Blah, Blah

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