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Bank robbers dress as security, make off with about $100,000 on Near West Side

CBS News

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Customers and employees at a Near West Side bank were forced to the floor during a robbery Tuesday afternoon.

As CBS 2's Meredith Barack reported, police and the FBI were investigating after the thieves held up the Chase Bank at 1225 S. Ashland Ave. just south of Roosevelt Road. Per police radio traffic, they got away with a lot of money – to the tune of about $100,000.

Police radio also reported the robber or robbers were wearing some type of security guard uniform when they took the money.


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