Palatine police responded about 10:28 AM Friday to a bank robbery at the TCF Bank in the Jewel-Osco, 423 East Dundee Road Palatine, IL. Police received a report that the TCF bank in the lobby of Jewel-Osco was robbed.
The offender was described as a male/white 6’0, 150 LBS? gray hoodie, dark baseball cap with the hoodie over the cap.
The offender was last seen fleeing on foot from the scene.
No vehicle description or direction of travel was available.
The Arlington Heights TCF Bank at the Jewel Osco was robbed Monday, November 9, 2015 at about 10:05 a.m. See The Cardinal Armed Robbery TCF Bank at Jewel-Osco on Rand Rd Near Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights
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Palatine police investigate bank robbery at the TCF Bank in the lobby of the Jewel-Osco at on Dundee Road and Hicks Road.
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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.
Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.
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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