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Posted: February 12, 2019

FBI: Man robbed $6K from bank, took Lyft to airport

Man Accused of Robbing 6K from Bank, Takes Rideshare to Airport to Escape

By Ann Smajstrla, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. —

Authorities say a man took a Lyft ride to rob a Chicago-area bank, and then used Lyft again to get a ride to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

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Jonathan Decorah is accused of taking $5,964 from Ben Franklin Bank in Rolling Meadows, according to a complaint filed Monday by the FBI. Decorah, 43, allegedly took a Lyft ride to the bank and arrived there around 9:35 a.m. Saturday.

He handed a teller a note that said, "Give me all the money or I’ll blow your head off. I got two guys outside with machine guns,” according to the complaint. He allegedly kept his right hand in his jacket.

A bank employee recognized Decorah as a customer because of his voice and his "distinct, crooked nose," the complaint said.

The bank manager noticed the teller was acting strangely and also recognized Decorah as a customer, according to the complaint. The teller, the manager and another employee later identified Decorah in a lineup, the FBI said.

The manager watched Decorah leave the bank and get into a car with a ride-share sticker on it, the complaint said. It turned out to be a Lyft.

Police found and arrested Decorah shortly after 2 p.m. at O'Hare Airport. He admitted to the robbery and to sending photos of the stolen money to a friend, the FBI said.


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Authorities say a man took a Lyft ride to rob a Chicago-area bank, and then used Lyft again to get a ride to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
 
 

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