Palatine police responded about 3:11 PM Monday to a bank robbery at the Chase Bank 825 Euclid Avenue Palatine, IL. Police received a report of a takeover style bank robbery at the Chase Bank. Takeover robberies are inherently more violent in that the robbers force everyone to the floor for control, and empty all the drawers and sometimes the vault. No details of the takeover are available, and no injuries were reported. Most bank robberies involve a quiet passing of a note or other quiet communication.
Heavily armed police officers with K-9 units searched residential yards nearby and throughout a perimeter near the bank.
Offenders were described as Two Males about 5’9″ to 5’10”; Dark hooded jackets; white gloves; black shoes. Reports are that the offenders did not show any weapons.
An earlier bank robbery occurred at 3901 Kirchoff Road in Rolling Meadows. It is unknown if the bank robberies are connected.
Bank surveillance image.
Bank surveillance image.
Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.
The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.
The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.
Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.
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