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Bank robber in Sox cap charged but not in FBI custody

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The FBI says it knows the Chicago man who has robbed three suburban banks, but he is not in custody and a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered.

Joseph Anderson, with a last known address on the North Side was charged Monday with one felony count of bank robbery, according to the FBI.

Anderson is charged with stealing $14,650 in cash on April 29 from the Bank of America branch at 8422 W. Lawrence Ave. in Norridge, the FBI said.

Surveillance video showed Anderson entering the bank at 10:15 a.m. dressed in a white Chicago White Sox baseball cap, and white hooded jacket with gray sleeves and a Michael Jordan logo on the chest, FBI said.

He allegedly told the teller, "Listen to me very carefully. You're going to give me all your hundreds and fifties. Don't press any buttons otherwise you're going to have a really bad day. I'm going to blow this place up. Don't push any buttons or play any tricks."

The manager of an area hotel contacted the FBI after an employee, who saw bank surveillance photos of the robber posted on a social media site, identified Anderson as a guest who stayed there from April 20-28, the FBI said. The teller also identified Anderson in a photo array.

Anderson is also believed to have robbed two other Bank of America branches in, the FBI said, though he has not been charged in the other robberies

The same suspect is believed to have robbed the Bank of America branch at 6300 Kingery Highway in Willowbrook on Monday morning; and the branch at 10260 Roberts Road in Palos Hills on April 19, the FBI said.

In both robberies, the suspect demanded money and threatened bank employees, the FBI said.

He was is described as a white man in his 20s, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 with a goatee, wearing a White Sox cap, white Air Jordan hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, according to the FBI.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Anderson's arrest. Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

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