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An armed Chicago bank robber voluntarily gave the teller his official Illinois ID with his photo, name, and date of birth during a robbery where he demanded $10,000.
Edner Flores, 34, walked into a branch of PNC Bank in the Humboldt Park section of Chicago just before noon on Monday wearing a gray hooded jacket, black baseball cap under the hood, a surgical mask, and white work gloves.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Chicago federal court, Flores got in line at the bank and waited for the teller to finish with a customer.
When it was Flores’ turn, he allegedly handed the teller a deposit ticket in which he wrote down the day’s date; the amount of $10,000 in the section marked ‘net deposit,’ and the words ‘no die packs’ and ‘armed’ in quotation marks.
At that point, the teller realized that Flores was aiming to rob the bank and activated the silent alarm. The teller, who was trying to stall until police arrived, asked Flores if he wanted to make a deposit or a withdrawal, according to the criminal complaint.
A photo of the withdrawal ticket was attached to the criminal complaint that was filed in US District Court of Northern Illinois, the teller then asked Flores to show an ATM card and an identification card. Flores is alleged to have handed over a temporary Illinois state ID card that had his photo, name, and date of birth, twelve minutes after Flores entered the bank, police arrived and stood behind Flores in line.
He was arrested at 11:57am and found to have been carrying a knife, according to the criminal complaint. Investigators found the two bank slips and the temporary ID, which matched the information on file with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, according to the complaint. Authorities said Flores confessed to trying to rob the bank. He even identified himself in surveillance photos. Flores has a lengthy criminal record, according to local media.
He has been arrested more than dozen times on a slew of charges, including trespassing, driving under the influence, and drug-related offenses. According to his Facebook page, Flores has split his time between Chicago and Puerto Rico. He listed his most recent employment as ‘crew leader at Moving and Relocation.