A man and a woman who admitted to the FBI that they committed two bank robberies in Waukegan two days in a row were arrested after bank employees followed after them.
Errol Martin, 34, and Tarshay Hubbard, 26, were both charged with bank robbery by force or violence.
A criminal complaint and affidavit filed by an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charged Martin and Hubbard in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Hubbard entered the Old National Bank, located at 601 North Green Bay Road in Waukegan, around 4:50 p.m. on March 16.
She went to a kiosk and appeared to write on a deposit slip before waiting in line at a teller station, the affidavit said.
Hubbard allegedly handed the note to the teller. The note said, “This is a robbery. Try anything stupid and this whole bank will be shot up. Be cool & give me 3500. No dye packs!”
The teller pressed the silent alarm button and gave the woman $1,200 in cash.
Surveillance video showed Martin was serving as the lookout, the affidavit said.
The next day around 2 p.m., Hubbard entered the North Shore Trust and Savings, located at 700 South Lewis Avenue in Waukegan.
The affidavit said Hubbard stood near a bank kiosk and acted suspiciously before exiting the bank and then re-entering.
Hubbard allegedly approached a bank teller and gave them a note, which said, “If you do anything stupid I will shoot. Just give me 800.00 No dye pack ill know.”
The teller gave Hubbard $1,000 and Hubbard took the money and exited the bank, the affidavit said.
Two employees followed the female suspect as she fled westbound on 8th Parkway.
Employees reported that a male, later identified as Martin, appeared to be waiting for Hubbard after the robbery.
Martin and Hubbard began walking and running westbound on 8th Parkway, the affidavit said.
The bank employees continued following the suspects and called 911.
The suspects dropped the money a short time later and responding officers located Martin and Hubbard in a yard in the 2300 block of 8th Parkway.
Both suspects, who are dating, were interviewed at the Waukegan Police Department and identified themselves in the surveillance photos.
Martin admitted that he served as the lookout and Hubbard admitted to committing the robberies, the affidavit said.
Martin said they committed the robberies because they needed money for rent, according to the affidavit.
Court records show a judge released Hubbard pending trial and Martin remains held in federal custody.