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Robber hits two banks in 8 minutes

Jan. 6, 2012 at 3:32 PM

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A man robbed two Chicago-area branches of North Community Bank 8 minutes apart, police said.

Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak told the Chicago Tribune the first call to police came in at 9:14 a.m. Thursday from the branch at 1555 N. Damen Ave. The caller said the robber had escaped with an indeterminate amount of money after passing a teller a note.

The second call, virtually identical to the first, came in at 9:22 a.m. from the branch at 1600 W. Chicago Ave. The two branches are about 1.5 miles apart.

In both cases, the suspect was described at a short black man in his 20s, wearing black clothing. No one was hurt in either robbery and the robber did not display a gun.

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