UPDATE SEP 15 2008 — Suspects Shon Williams, 40, and Benyusef Hicks, 35, were charged with robbing the National City Bank in suburban Buffalo Grove after fleeing with $12,000 from bank robbery on Saturday September 13, 2008. Shon Williams is a former All-Chicago area football team (1986) and King High School student, former University of Miami lineman, and was subsequently fired from his job as a DuSable High School football coach. Williams was 6-2, 270 pounds as a lineman.
UPDATE SEP 13 2008: Seven employees were bound with plastic ties and one employee was beaten. Detailed description of vehicle was given at the scene by witnesses at the bank
SEP 13 2008 — A bank robbery reported at the National City Bank 1177 W. Lake Cook Road in Buffalo Grove at about 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses reported two black males with guns fled the robbery with a bag of money. Witnesses reported people laying on the floor at the bank. A Buffalo Grove Fire Department paramedic ambulance responded to the bank for an injury that occurred during the robbery.
Police and FBI units caught up with the offender’s dark gray Lexus with Minnesota license plates, after the vehicle was reported southbound on Route 53 and then eastbound on Interstate 290. A pursuit began in the area on Interstate 290. The pursuit ended minutes later at Racine and 18th street with the offenders in custody after a crash at Racine and 21st in Chicago. The suspect’s vehicle crashed into Irv’s Bike Shop, 1725 S. Racine Ave in Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood.
A report of a Chicago police officer injured in the crash at Racine and 21st Street with Chicago Fire Department paramedics called to the scene. Two other people were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County after the crash.