On Monday, September 26, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Warrenville police officers responded to a report of a bank robbery at the West Suburban Bank, 3S041 Route 59. Upon arrival, police obtained suspect and vehicle descriptions. These descriptions were then dispatched to police units. A Warrenville officer observed a vehicle fitting the suspect vehicle description at the intersection of Butterfield and Batavia Roads. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the male driver. Based on the driver's behavior and statements, the driver was detained. Bank employees identified the driver as the individual involved in the bank robbery, who was then taken into custody.
Due to this being a federal offense, the FBI was notified and worked with Warrenville officers in the preliminary follow-up investigation. The FBI took custody of the suspect and transported him to the Metropolitan Correctional Center where he was charged with federal bank robbery.
Warrenville Police Chief Turano praised the efforts of his officers in this arrest. Chief Turano stated, "The exceptional professionalism and training of Warrenville officers made this arrest possible. This is a great example of a vigilant officer, conducting an investigative stop, based on information provided that ultimately resulted in the arrest of a dangerous criminal offender."