HOMEWOOD, Ill., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- More than $7,500 may have blown away after a suburban Chicago bank robbery went awry, the FBI says.
The U.S. Bank branch in Homewood, Ill., recovered $104,519.27 of $112,066.62 briefly stolen by two robbers Tuesday, but $7,547.35 remains unaccounted for, a federal complaint stated.
The bank, owned by U.S. Bancorp of Minneapolis, is reauditing to make sure it counted the recovered money property, but it's possible the missing cash "blew away," the Chicago Sun-Times quoted FBI spokesman Ross Rice as saying.
Tiffany Jones, 23, and Justice McCallister, 36, both of Robbins, Ill., were arrested outside the bank branch after a brief shootout with police.
Jones was shot in the shoulder in the exchange of gunfire.
The alleged bandits' getaway driver apparently fled and has not been found, Rice said in a statement.
Police were tipped off as the robbery began because a customer fled the bank as the armed, masked robbers arrived, defying McCallister's threat to "Get back in the bank before I shoot you," the complaint stated.
The unidentified customer called the 911 emergency telephone number.
About a dozen police cars pulled up to the building during the approximately 6 minutes the robbers were inside the bank, the Chicago Tribune reported.
McCallister appeared before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Young Kim, who ordered him held until his bail can be set at a hearing Monday.
Jones remained in a hospital recovering from the injury.
If convicted, both defendants, who police say confessed, face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
U.S. Bank had no comment.