Chicago police nab suspect in minutes of robbery

May 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM

CHICAGO, May 15 (UPI) -- With security in Chicago beefed for this weekend's NATO summit it was absolutely wrong time to rob a bank, a police officer said.

Officer John McCarthy told the Chicago Tribune that he and his partner cornered a robbery suspect just minutes after a man help up the Fifth Third Bank in Old Town on Monday.

The officers found cash on the man and brought him back to the bank where he was immediately identified as the robber.

McCarthy said the robber picked a "bad time" to hold up a bank given the heavy police presence on Chicago streets for the NATO summit.

"It was just poor planning on his part," McCarthy said.

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