Man charged in attempted bank robbery
by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI
A man was charged with attempted bank robbery for allegedly trying to rob the Bank of America, 4671 W. Irving Park Road, at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, and then barricading himself inside a home for several hours leading to a SWAT team response, according to a complaint filed in federal court.
An employee reported that the man handed a note that read “1000$ from your drawer. I have a gun no one has to die,” and then took the note back and exited the bank with no money, according to a complaint filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. No weapon was found, according to officials.
CPD officers saw a man matching a description attempt to enter a home in the 4900 block of West Addison Street, where the man eventually barricaded himself inside for several hours and a SWAT team was called, according to the complaint and the CPD Office of News Affairs. The man surrendered at about 2 p.m. and was placed into the custody of the FBI.
The suspect was identified by the U.S. Attorney’s Office as Charles M. Leclaire, age 19, of Chicago.