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