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Man arrested following Plainfield bank robbery

Published: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10:57 p.m. CDT

PLAINFIELD – A man was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly robbing a bank and leading police on a chase to Shorewood.

Police Chief John Konopek said a man came into BMO Harris Bank,  15901 Route 59, Plainfield, approached a teller and implied he was armed. No one was injured.

“After taking cash, he fled the bank and was seen by an alert citizen who thought it was suspicious and called it in,” Konopek said.

Police reportedly followed a Dodge Durango into Shorewood where it was stopped around 2:30 p.m. in the 300 block of North Brookshore Drive. Shorewood, Plainfield and state police ordered the suspect from the vehicle at gunpoint, according to witnesses and a canine unit was called to the scene.

“No weapon was found during the search,” Konopek said.

According to Will County jail records the suspect was identified as M. Kenneth Matlock, 35, who has no listed address. Matlock was being held in the county jail Saturday to await being turned over to the FBI and face federal charges, according to jail records.

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