Friday, August 31, 2012

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Connection with Robbery of Popular Community Bank in Chicago

A 33-year-old Chicago woman is in federal custody after being arrested in connection with the robbery yesterday of the Popular Community Bank branch at 7181 West Irving Park Road in Chicago. According to court filings, Teshawnda F. Herbert entered the bank around noon, presented a demand note to a teller, and fled on foot after being given money from the teller’s drawer. She was apprehended by alert Chicago Police Department officers shortly after the robbery.

Herbert, of 4009 N. Leamington, Chicago, was charged in a criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of bank robbery, a felony offense. She appeared this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier, at which time she was formally charged and ordered held pending her next court appearance. She is scheduled to be back in court on Friday, August 31.

The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt and that all defendants in a criminal case are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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