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Robbery/Hostage Situation in Rogers Park Ends, Robber Still Sought

By Chuck Sudo in News on Aug 30, 2007 8:22PM

Around 9:42 this morning, an armed robber, believed to be male, attempted to rob a First Commercial Bank branch at 6945 N. Clark St. According to the Tribune, something went wrong and the robbery escalated to a hostage situation. The hostages were freed around 1:30 p.m.; none of them were harmed. No one is saying whether the gunman is still in the bank, or has been arrested.

Raw video from the scene is available via NBC 5, ABC 7.

UPDATE 3:30: CBS 2 reports that 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore said that police believe the gunman also escaped.