FBI searches for “Elmer Fudd Bandit”
Posted by stabick on October 30, 2012
The FBI and Chicago police are searching for the ”Elmer Fudd Bandit”, a thief who has robbed five banks while dressed similarly to the famous Looney Tunes character.
In his most recent heist Monday, the robber stuck up a TCF Bank in Chicago’s Oriole Park neighborhood.
He approached the teller with a note demanding an cash and he fled after receiving an undisclosed amount. He got his name for wearing his usual plaid flannel and a hat to cover his balding head that made him visually similar to the cartoon character, Elmer Fudd, during each robbery attempt.
Here’s a story from Chicago Tribune:
A robber dubbed the “Elmer Fudd Bandit” — because of his cap and plaid flannel shirt — is suspected of hitting his fifth bank since the middle of this month, authorities say.
In the most recent heist, the robber implied he had a gun when he entered the bank at 7342 W. Foster Ave. in the Oriole Park neighborhood around 1:25 p.m. today, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
The man approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the robber fled on foot, she said.
The robber then got into a mid-sized car that raced away east on Foster Avenue, said Perez. No injuries were reported.
The FBI said today’s robber is believed to have struck four other times: a robbery Oct. 13 at a TCF Bank on North Cumberland Avenuein Chicago; an attempted robbery on Oct. 14 at a TCF Bank in Des Plaines; a robbery on Oct. 15 at a Charter One branch in Norridge; and the Oct. 24 robbery of a TCF Bank branch in Stickney.
In all the heists, the robber wore a plaid flannel shirt and in some of them he also wore a hat, leading agents to refer to him as the “Elmer Fudd Bandit,” according to an FBI statement.
Witnesses describe the robber as between 40 and 50, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a balding hairline and blonde hair, the statement said.
Th-th-th-that’s all folks…