Police Capture 3 Suspects in Bank of America Robbery (Update)

Nobody was reported injured in an armed robbery that happened in Cherry Creek business plaza Wednesday morning.

Update: 3:16 p.m. Dec. 4

Two men who were at large following the Bank of America robbery are now in custody, police said. A third man was captured earlier today.

At about 10:30 a.m., a takeover bank robbery happened at the Bank of America branch, located at 18460 Governors Hwy., according to an FBI spokeswoman. Two armed people entered the bank, grabbed cash from bank employees and fled on foot.

No one was injured, according to the FBI. Charges are pending.

Rumors of a hostage situation were unfounded, according to Homewood police.

South Suburban Emergency Response Team is beginning to leave the scene.

Updated 2:27 p.m. Dec. 4

Patch has learned that a Homewood ambulance was called to the Bank of America branch for a female bank employee. The employee wasn't hurt but requested the ambulance following the robbery.

Updated 1:36 p.m. Dec. 4

One bank robbery suspect is in custody and two others remain at large, according to a business owner near the Bank of America branch robbed earlier today. The businessman, who asked Patch not to identity him by name, also said that two men were seen running west at the south end of the Cherry Creek Plaza shortly after the robbery.

Updated 12:55 p.m. Dec. 4

A FBI spokeswoman has told Sun-Times Media that there are unconfirmed reports of a hostage situation following an armed robbery at the Bank of America branch near 183rd Street and Governors Highway.

Roads, including 183rd west of Governors Highway, are closed in the area.

Original post

Patch is receiving reports of an armed robbery at the Bank of America in Homewood's Cherry Creek Plaza.

There is currently heavy police presence at the location.

We have since gotten word that IJP School, H-F High School and Parker School are on lockdown. More information to come.
LocalRez December 04, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Shoot the "alleged" bank robber first, ask questions later. Aim for a kill right between the eyes HPD. I hope the hostage(s) if accurate will survive alright. I guess the drug business is slow or uncle Sam's check isn't enough to buy all those nice Christmas presents they "deserve". Is this your contribution to society? Theft is bad enough but taking other people hostage is intolerable!
morsk8z December 04, 2013 at 03:54 PM
They closed Flossmoor Public Library for a little while, too, in addition to the schools.
Granny B December 04, 2013 at 04:25 PM
I was in the pool at the H-F Racquet and Fitness Center when the police cleared the whole building. I never got dressed so fast in my life! I hope they catch the robbers quickly and I'm glad nobody got hurt.
The Truth December 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Cfoam, your comment "shoot the "alleged" bank robber first, ask questions later", wow!!! You sound like what H-F and our society need more of.... HATE and real American Justice
LocalRez December 19, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Remember at the time I wrote that comment there was talk of hostages and a huge police presence and no one knew what was going on. Your comments are well after it was all over. No matter - I'll still have to give you some reality to add to your " truth" Justice? Both "alleged"and convicted criminals have more rights than law abiding citizens. When crooks are caught red handed, numerous witnesses, recorded on film, have long histories of numerous previous convictions but yet they are still treated like they didn't do anything, they are no longer "alleged" IMO. Do you hear anything about the victims and what it takes for them to recover from injuries or mental trama caused by these people?? How are the tellers at that branch doing? Working? Sleeping well? jumpy? untrusting, etc, etc, etc.. wanting to quit? I guess you've never been a victim of a violent crime. I guess you don't want any residents that have been either cause you'd accuse them of being "hateful" or wanting "american justice". I'm not for a police state but when you risk other peoples lives and livelihoods, cost the community every step of the way - lost sales, bad press, fewer shoppers, $$$police costs city, county, state, feds, crowd the jails cost everyone money that could be used for more worthy causes, you ask for it. They are not members of society and deserve nothing more than a bullet when they decide to do these things - over and over BTW. They need to be responsible for their actions and be held accountable. It's not hate, it's respect for others welfare, well-being, human rights, and property, it's being a law abiding member of society - maybe that's something you can't relate to. Seems citizens rights are never discussed - just criminals. I have the right to protect my person and property. I sure think if a few criminals were taken out this way - by force - maybe some of the boyz in the hood might actually think twice before doing it. Let us know how your "truth" changes after some of this senseless criminal violence touches your life.


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