2 Chase banks robbed minutes apart

2 Chase banks robbed minutes apart

There are 17 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 7, 2008, titled 2 Chase banks robbed minutes apart. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Two Chase bank branches were robbed within minutes of each other Thursday morning in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood and on the Near North Side , police said.

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Stevie

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 7, 2008
I hope the second robber didn't attempt his escape on the Red Line. Between the small chance of a derailment and the excellent chance of the robber himself getting robbed on the train, that would really be a bad choice.
Darren

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Aug 7, 2008
These robberies are really hard to believe that they actually happened with a handgun. Handguns don't exist in Chicago.
Paul

Peoria, AZ

#15 Aug 7, 2008
Good, I hope he got away with a bunch of cash. He's only taking back the money that's was stolen from him. Chase(Morgan) has stolen more from the people then this guy could ever take.
Old Cowboy

United States

#16 Aug 7, 2008
Wild, wild West....
TOM SLICK

Chicago, IL

#17 Aug 7, 2008
Chase has got to be the easiest bank in the world to rob. Criminals are alway's hitting them up. To think they keep asking me to open up an account there. Yeah right.
Ang

Chicago, IL

#18 Aug 7, 2008
Paul wrote:
Good, I hope he got away with a bunch of cash. He's only taking back the money that's was stolen from him. Chase(Morgan) has stolen more from the people then this guy could ever take.
Paul, please...keep your protest-like comments in AZ. You really would wish crime on a city to justify your personal feelings towards a business? Joking or not, find another way to express your dissatisfaction with Chase bank without bringing ill-will towards other.
Logical

United States

#19 Aug 7, 2008
They're sure these were different robbers? These two banks aren't that far apart. A guy who moves fast could easily get from one to the other in 10 minues.
Not suprised

United States

#20 Aug 7, 2008
There will prob be more in the near future.. people are hurting right now. Food, rent, fuel, etc all going up in price.
Wages and jobs going down..Very sad.
Sebastian

Cicero, IL

#21 Aug 7, 2008
At one bank, there were two robbers, at the other only one. And yes, they do have descriptions. The SunTimes reports, "The Chase Bank branch at 850 S. Wabash Ave. was robbed by two black males about 9:50 a.m., according to FBI spokeswoman Cynthia Yates. About 9:57 a.m. the Chase branch at 1122 N. Clark St. was robbed by one black male."
Julia

Vernon Hills, IL

#22 Aug 7, 2008
Paul wrote:
Good, I hope he got away with a bunch of cash. He's only taking back the money that's was stolen from him. Chase(Morgan) has stolen more from the people then this guy could ever take.
Steal it through fraud, not by scaring the $hit out of a bank teller. Getting robbed at gunpoint is not a fun experience.
MDC

New York, NY

#23 Aug 7, 2008
Banks should lock their doors like office buildings -- you need a customer card to swipe to get in. Have a security desk outside the locked door area where new customers can state their business and then be allowed in.
Clare

Chicago, IL

#24 Aug 7, 2008
This should be alarming to everyone when bank robberies are on the rise. This shows how desperate people are getting.
Clare

Chicago, IL

#25 Aug 7, 2008
Paul wrote:
Good, I hope he got away with a bunch of cash. He's only taking back the money that's was stolen from him. Chase(Morgan) has stolen more from the people then this guy could ever take.
And you know who reimburses the bank? You do (if you pay your taxes). Bank are insured by the FDIC, so anything stolen is paid back via our taxes dollars, you jerk. And as someone else mentioned, I know people tramatized for years after being held at gunpoint. Maybe you need to experience that first hand?
Reckless

Lake Villa, IL

#26 Aug 7, 2008
Paul wrote:
Good, I hope he got away with a bunch of cash. He's only taking back the money that's was stolen from him. Chase(Morgan) has stolen more from the people then this guy could ever take.
Indeed Chase has, they are the biggest crooks in the nation
PBR

United States

#27 Aug 7, 2008
Bank Robbery is funny.
poop

Chicago, IL

#28 Aug 7, 2008
I blame this on the bank heist in batman. Down with entertainment!
megan

United States

#29 Aug 7, 2008
TOM SLICK wrote:
Chase has got to be the easiest bank in the world to rob. Criminals are alway's hitting them up. To think they keep asking me to open up an account there. Yeah right.
U, Tom, you do realize that Chase protects your account up to $100,000 (this is what "FDIC Insured" means), don't you? Assuming so, pretty dumb comment on your part. If not, you're dumb for not knowing that. You're just dumb is what I'm trying to say, I suppose.

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