Relative turns in Tinley Park man for bank robbery
SUN-TIMES MEDIA August 23, 2012 10:26AM
Surveillance images released by the FBI showed a man wanted for a bank robbery in West Chicago. The FBI said Daniel Henry Mack, 34, of Tinley Park was arrested and charged with the crime.
Updated: September 25, 2012 10:43AM
Acting on a tip from a Tinley Park man’s family member, officers from the Villa Park and Lombard police departments Wednesday night found a suspect from a West Chicago bank robbery at a Villa Park gas station and arrested him.
Daniel Henry Mack, 34, of Tinley Park was wanted in connection with the Aug. 14 robbery of a West Chicago bank branch, the FBI’s Chicago office said. He also might have been involved in three other suburban bank robberies, authorities said.
Mack was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago with bank robbery for holding up the Fifth Third Bank branch at 1800 N. Neltnor Blvd. in West Chicago on Aug. 14.
While Mack was not charged with any other crimes, court documents allege an individual matching his description also robbed a Harris Bank branch in Bloomingdale on Aug. 9 and a Citizens Financial Bank branch in Willowbrook on Aug. 16. Witnesses from both of those incidents said the robber matched Mack’s description.
Mack also is believed to have robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch in Woodridge on Tuesday, the FBI said.
The FBI said they were led to Mack after authorities posted surveillance photos from the West Chicago robbery online, and one of his relatives saw it.
The relative then called the FBI on Saturday to say the man in the photo was Mack, according to court documents. On Monday, a federal probation officer also told the FBI the surveillance photo looked like Mack, who had been on parole from 2007 to 2010 after being released from prison for a 2005 bank robberly conviction.
The FBI said Mack walked into the West Chicago bank about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14, stopped at a counter and then approached the teller with a note that said “This is a robbery, act normal, put all the money in an envelope.”
One teller gave him money, but a second teller resisted, saying there was no money in the cash drawer.
“Don’t joke with me, this is no joke, if you don’t want anything to happen, give me all your money,” Mack said, according to the FBI.
After the second teller gave him money, Mack fled. He got away with about $1,700, court records said.