Police confirm robbery at Chase Bank in Homewood

Homewood police confirmed reports posted to Facebook that a bank robbery occurred Friday.

  Police vehicles blocked access   to Chase Bank on Friday after   it was reportedly robbed.
  Police vehicles blocked access
  to Chase Bank on Friday after
  it was reportedly robbed.

  (Carole Sharwarko/H-F Chronicle)

In a press release, Homewood police said officers responded to a report of a robbery at Chase Bank at the corner of 183rd Street and Dixie Highway around 12:06 p.m. 

Witnesses reported the robber was a black male dressed in a white T-shirt and blue jeans. Police said he demanded money from a bank teller.

The man left the bank and fled in a black Audi.
Police have not said whether the man was successful in his robbery attempt, a detail that is normally not released in bank robbery incidents.

Around 1:30 p.m., all entrances to the bank were blocked by police vehicles and officers outside turned away customers trying to pull into the parking lot, with one officer telling a reporter, "Bank's closed, ma'am." 

Police officers were visible inside the bank, as well. Several private vehicles also remained in the parking lot.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into cases of bank robbery, and the Homewood Police Detective Division will assist the FBI with the investigation. 
Anyone with information related to the incident can contact the Homewood Criminal Investigation Unit at (708) 206-3420.

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