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James Volpe, Chief
Police Department
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Wheaton Bandit

The Case

This subject approaches and leaves the banks on foot. He enters the banks masked, immediately points a gun at employees/customers and demands money from the tellers. He parks his car out of direct line of site of the bank, approximately one block away.

View the Wheaton bandit sketch (pdf)


Crime - Armed Robbery
Name - Unknown
Race - White Caucasian
Sex - Male
Age - mid 20s
Height - 6' 2"
Weight - 170 lbs., slim build
Clothing - ski jacket, jeans, sneakers, ski gloves or latex gloves
Glasses - no
Hair - brown
Facial Hair - none
Vehicle - Unknown
Misc. - Unknown


1-14-02, 6:25am: West Suburban Bank (295 West Loop Rd., Wheaton)
1-03-03, 6:46pm: West Suburban Bank (221 S. West St., Wheaton)
1-11-03, 6:37am: West Suburban Bank (295 West Loop Rd., Wheaton)
1-28-03, 5:21pm: West Suburban Bank (221 S. West St., Wheaton)
2-12-03, 8:35am: West Suburban Bank (879 Geneva Rd., Carol Stream)
3-04-03, 10:40am: West Suburban Bank (221 S. West St., Wheaton)
5-10-03, 11:23am: LaSalle Bank (225 W. Front St., Wheaton)
8-28-03, 2:55pm: Harris Bank (4 Blanchard Cir., Wheaton)
1-22-04, 5:41pm: Healthcare Assoc. Credit Union (27W460 Chicago Ave., Winfield)
7-22-04, 3:00pm: Oakbrook Bank (487 Pennsylvania Ave., Glen Ellyn)
01-14-05, 5:35pm: Mid America Bank (250 E. Roosevelt, Glen Ellyn)
11-28-05, Harris Bank, Washington and Aurora streets in Naperville
01-31-06, 6:06 pm:  Glen Ellyn Bank and Trust (462 N. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn)
11-29-06, 4:50 pm; Fifth Third Bank (1N111 County Farm Rd., Winfield)
12-01-06, 6:15 pm; Charter one Bank (421 Hamilton, Geneva)
12-07-06, 5:00 pm; Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust (462 N. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn)