Monday, April 6, 2009

messenger hero...

from the chicago sun-times...

Chicago Sun-Times, March 3, 2009

FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS

A bicycle messenger is being credited with helping catch a man who allegedly robbed a bank using a butter knife Monday afternoon on the North Side.

The 44-year-old man was arrested at 4:30 p.m. on the 2000 block of West Belmont Avenue, according to Shakespeare District police, who were citing preliminary information.

He remains in custody and hasn’t been charged with anything as of 1:15 a.m. but the FBI is investigating whether he may have been involved in other bank robberies, police said.

The robber, armed with a butter knife, is suspected of walking into the North Community Bank, on the 2800 block of North Western Avenue and threatening a teller. The suspect allegedly grabbed money from the teller, who was counting it, and fled the bank by jumping into a cab, police said.

A bicycle messenger who saw what was going on began following the cab, which was weaving in and out of traffic. The messenger was able to use a cell phone to call authorities and direct police to where the suspect was, police said.

The messenger’s name was not immediately available but police said he may be considered for some type of recognition for his efforts.


anyone know who the messenger hero was? why didn't i notice this earlier? i read the damn sun-times on the daily...oh wells. must have been busy that day or something. good job whoever it was...peace.

5 comments:

Jeff said...

Isn't that Kirby's neck of the woods?

I could see him doing that. Then again, I could definitely see him NOT doing that.

j.dot said...

haha! thats exactly what i thought...im too scared to ask him...ha!

Robbie said...

Thats a rad story!

Anonymous said...

it was shiprek...

j.dot said...

shiprek? im gonna need photographic evidence for me to believe that one...ha!