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Charges filed against man who robbed bank in Zion

Jimmette D. Parker, 37
Jimmette D. Parker, 37

A Zion man has been charged with robbing a First Midwest Bank branch in Zion on Wednesday, the FBI said.

Jimmette D. Parker, 37, of Zion, is facing a bank robbery charge after he walked into the First Midwest Bank at 3303 Sheridan Road in Zion at around 11:24 a.m. on Wednesday and robbed it.

According to the FBI, Parker waited in line and then approached the teller and showed a note that said, “Give me all your money. No bait no dye pack. I have a gun.”

Parker then kept the note and put two plastic grocery bags on the counter and pushed them towards the teller. The teller put over $3,300 in cash into the bag and gave it to Parker who fled the scene.

The teller described the suspect as wearing a black baseball-style hat, a light-colored sweatsuit with a black zipper, and a dark colored shirt under the sweatsuit.

The Zion Police Department was dispatched shorty after to the bank for a silent alarm that was triggered. The FBI said that the bank’s security footage showed Parker getting into a black pickup truck. The truck’s license plate showed that it was registered to Parker. The FBI also said that Parker’s driver’s license photo matched a description of the robber and images captured by the bank’s security cameras.

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Authorities said that the truck’s registration came back to a residence in the 3000 block of Eschol Avenue in Zion. Police officers later arrived and found the truck in the driveway. They sat and observed the house for about an hour when the suspect walked down the driveway. Parker was taken into custody and he immediately said to police “the money is in the truck,” according to the FBI.

Police found the grocery bag and the note in the suspect’s possession.

Parker appeared in federal court on Thursday where he was ordered detained, the FBI said. He is expected back in court for a detention hearing next week.


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