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FBI responded to robbery at Fifth Third Bank in One South Wacker

Witnesses reported seeing cash flying in the street and bullet damage to the bank’s exterior.



On Thursday afternoon, the FBI responded to a bank robbery that took place in the Loop.

According to reports, the Fifth Third branch at 1 South Wacker was robbed, and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) confirmed the incident at around 3 p.m.

Eyewitness Abby Gasick reported hearing gunshots and seeing shattered windows at the front of the bank.

Law enforcement officials reported that a security guard was grazed by a bullet fired during an exchange of gunfire with the suspect.

The guard, who is 59 years old, received treatment at the scene but refused to be transported to a hospital.

The FBI released a description of the suspect, stating that he was a Black male, 5 ft. 7 in. tall with a medium build, and was wearing a black hooded jacket, a mask, winter gloves, and blue jeans.

Cell phone footage of the incident showed the suspect kneeling on the ground and stuffing money into a bag before fleeing the scene.

The Chicago police briefly shut down the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 West Madison to search for the suspect, but he was not found, and no one has been taken into custody.

Fifth Third Bank released a statement expressing concern for the safety of their employees, customers, and the public and stating that they are cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities.