Crestwood man charged with robbing Oak Forest bank
A 32-year-old Crestwood man was arrested and charged with robbing an Oak Forest bank, according to FBI officials.
John P. Sikorski was charged with the April 4 robbery of the CNB Bank and Trust, 5459 W. 159th St., according to a press release issued today.
Sikorski is charged with robbing $1,092 from the bank at about 11:46 a.m. on April 4 after presenting a note to a teller in which he demanded cash and indicated that he had a gun, officials said.
The bank teller told investigators that the man walked up and said, "I was wondering if you could help me with this," before Sikorski handed the note over, FBI officials said.
The note indicated the following: "Loose bills only! No dye Packs!! No Alarms!! I have a gun don't make me use it!"
After handing the note over to the teller, Sikorski allegedly pulled out a white plastic shopping bag and placed it on the counter.
After the teller complied, Sikorski took the bag and walked toward a McDonald's restaurant next door, officials said.
A surveillance video recorded the incident, officials said.
A person who happened to be in the parking lot of the McDonald's restaurant spotted the man sitting in a parked pickup truck. The witness then walked into the restaurant and when he walked out the man was still inside the pickup truck then walked out toward the bank.
Sikorski then returned about two to three minutes later, seemingly out of breath and carrying a white bag. After the man returned to the truck, the man jumped in and drove off. The witness managed to get a partial license plate.
After FBI officials put out the video surveillance on Bandittrackerchicago.com, about seven people called FBI officials to identify the robber as Sikorski. Officials said two of the people who called identified themselves as family members of Skorski, another identified themselves as a co-worker of the man.