CHICAGOLAND: Bank Robberies Nearly Double In 2012
CHICAGO (CBS) – Bank robbers had a busy year in 2012. The FBI said robbers have hit 218 banks in the Chicago area as of Dec. 31, compared to 115 in 2011.
“Close to double what we had in the prior year,” said FBI Special Agent Joan Hyde.
WBBM Newsradio’s Brandis Friedman reports, while people often look for a way to explain a spike in bank robberies, Hyde said it’s not often tied to a greater issue, like the economy.