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Chicago Bank Robberies Already Surpass 2011 Numbers
nbcchicago ^ | Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 | By Mitchell Grogg

Posted on 08/09/2012 2:47:02 PM PDT by dennisw

More bank robberies have been reported so far in 2012 than in all of last year, records show.

As of Aug. 8, there were 117 bank robberies reported in the Chicago area. In 2011, there were 115, according to BanditTracker Chicago. The 2012 figure is still lower than the record for bank robberies set in 2006, which saw 284 hold-ups, the Tracker reports.

BanditTracker is run by the FBI, the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's office. The site publishes bank surveillance images hoping to catch bank robbers.

Despite the rising number of robberies, surveillance images manage to help catch the bank bandits, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. About 75 percent of bank robbery cases get solved, FBI spokesman Ross Rice told the Sun-Times.

Catching them isn't always easy, though, Rice said. Many of the suspects pictured in surveillance images are not disguised as stereotypical bank robbers, wearing a ski mask and gloves. In most cases images show suspects wearing sunglasses and hats to conceal their appearance.

The job of the police is also made easier when people occasionally see themselves on the website and turn themselves in, the Sun-Times reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: rahmemanuel; thechicagoway

1 posted on 08/09/2012 2:47:09 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

the chicago way.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 2:49:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: dennisw

Chicago, Chicago, It's a Helluva Town

Chicago Bank Robberies Surpass 2011 Numbers

. BanditTracker Chicago Aug. 6, 2012, surveillance video image from a TCF Bank in Hickory Hills


3 posted on 08/09/2012 2:50:40 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw
I heard there was $535 million $$$$$$$ missing and Chicago was involved, some how...


4 posted on 08/09/2012 2:56:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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5 posted on 08/09/2012 2:56:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: dennisw
Well. That is where the money is.
6 posted on 08/09/2012 3:03:47 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: F15Eagle

I saw Romney speak at a manufacturer. No teleprompter. That’s good for something, no?


7 posted on 08/09/2012 3:10:52 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: dennisw

You mean with all that free Obama money getting shoveled all over Chicago that people still rob banks?


8 posted on 08/09/2012 3:11:10 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: 1010RD

Obama izzz the smartest Prezzident evers!!

He just had to read from the daily script given for him by his masters.

Just like Jay Carney does and Robert Gibbs used to do.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 3:22:49 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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10 posted on 08/09/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust conservatives: Sarah,Bachmann,Santorum, Cain,Dick Cheney,W, Rush on their 2012 pick for Pres)
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To: dennisw
Cut ‘em some slack, they're just imitating their democrat hero obama. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery dontchya know.
11 posted on 08/09/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: dennisw

I think that the Chicago Police Department should go on strike, until the mayor has shut down all of the banks.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:14:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: dennisw

I think that the Chicago Police Department should go on strike, until the mayor has shut down all of the banks.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 6:15:13 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: dennisw
These must be the Chicago values Rahm was referring to. No wonder he wants to keep Christian owned businesses out of his city.
14 posted on 08/09/2012 6:51:38 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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