A man suspected of robbing a downtown bank Friday was arrested later that day by a Chicago police officer who used a photo posted on the Tribune’s website to identify the man.
Jack V. Dudley, 57, also known as Charles “Zodiac” Thompson, allegedly walked into the Amalgamated Bank branch in the Loop Friday and told the bank teller he had a note, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Charles Prochaska said.
The robber handed the teller a note, which read, “I have a gun. $100’s and murder,” Prochaska said.
Prochaska said he did not know how much the robber made off with, and that the suspect never showed a weapon.
Later on Friday, a Chicago police officer got a tip from a “concerned citizen” that Dudley was the one who robbed the bank, according to court documents.
The officer checked a surveillance photo of the robber that had been posted on chicagobreakingnews.com and then tracked Dudley to a truck near his residence on the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard, according to court documents.
Dudley consented to having his home searched, and police found a hooded sweatshirt that matched the one worn by the suspect in the bank robbery surveillance photo, according to Prochaska and court documents.
The FBI is expected to charge Dudley for the bank robbery sometime this week, Prochaska said.
Police also found approximately a quarter-gram of heroin in Dudley’s shoe at the time of his arrest Friday, according to court documents.
Dudley was charged with possession of a controlled substance and bail was set at $50,000 Sunday at Cook County Bond Court.Copyright © 2015, RedEye