This is Awesome!!
CHICAGO (STNG) -- 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. at 2000 W. Belmont Ave., 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, 2800 N Western Ave. 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.
So it is nice that the bike messenger may get some recognition for his efforts.... maybe some folks won't look down on cyclist so much.
til next time
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