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Biggest bank robberies of 2012

Bank robbers Kenneth Conley, 38, and Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal prison facility in downtown Chicago. The manhunt is underway for the inmates so cunning that they escaped the high security at the high-rise lockup.

It was like a scene in the movies. They knotted bed sheets together and escaped through a window five-inch wide and 15 stories high. This audacious prison break has stirred the nation. Authorities have procured surveillance footage of the tandem getting into a cab in the wee hours on Thursday morning (Dec. 20, 2012) at 2:45 a.m., minutes after their escape. They ditched their prison-issued orange jumpsuits for light-colored pants and shirts.

Conley and Banks are believed to be in the Chicago metropolitan area and traveling together. In light of the fact that they have a nine-hour head start of authorities and have large sums of cash, investigators need as much help from citizens as they can.

The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for leads to their capture and they have dubbed them “armed and dangerous.”

Here’s a rundown of some past bank heists. –yvette caslin

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1 Comment

  1. lue on December 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I’m getting so tired of your stories.. You lost your touch.. You are a lazy writer and don’t have a mind of your own. Just retire. You might be to old to give real news that matter.. You think this is what black people want to read.. Guess again. Do like the v103 crew. Just leave in grace before time takes your place…concerned comment..