FBI: Homeless Man that Robbed Hoffman Estates Chase Bank on West Golf Rd Was Trying to Pay Rent

Justin Hernandez, Hoffman Estates bank robbery suspect

Hoffman Estates police responded Wednesday January 10, 2018 to the Schaumburg Metra train station to search for a bank robbery suspect after the suspect’s former roommate told the FBI that the suspect had recently given him $1,000 in cash, that he recognized Justin Hernandez as the suspect in bank surveillance images, and that Hernandez was at the Schaumburg Metra station.

FBI agents were told by the roommate Wednesday that on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 — the same day that a robbery occurred at Chase Bank, 2555 West Golf Road at 12:27 p.m. — the roommates met afterwards at a restaurant, and Hernandez paid about $1,000 in cash. The roommate also told FBI agents that Hernandez owed about $2,000 in rent. The FBI had been offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of then unknown suspect.

When FBI agents approached Hernandez at the train station, they found him unconscious. He was transported by Schaumburg firefighter/paramedics to a hospital and later released to the FBI.

As Hernandez was detained, the bank teller also identified Hernandez in a photo lineup of six people, police reported.

Justin Hernandez, age 24, is accused of giving the bank teller a demand note reading “$3,000 or I shoot you. Then shoot myself,” according to a criminal complaint. The teller gave Hernandez about $1,230 in cash, and then he left the bank.

In an interview with the FBI, Hernandez admitted to agents that he robbed the Hoffman Estates bank. Further investigation revealed that Hernandez robbed the Hoffman Estates Chase Bank on Tuesday to get money to pay his rent.

The FBI has reported that the Hoffman Estates Chase Bank robbery suspect is the same person suspected of robbing a Chase branch at 1600 West Lake St., Addison, on December 12, 2017. Hernandez was not initially charged in the Addison robbery.

Justin Hernandez, Hoffman Estates bank robbery suspectJustin Hernandez, Hoffman Estates bank robbery suspect.




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Justin Hernandez, Hoffman Estates bank robbery suspectJustin Hernandez, Hoffman Estates bank robbery suspect.

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