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Cicero man charged with multiple bank robberies

Published: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 5:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 9:21 p.m. CDT
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Rodrigo Medellin

CICERO – A man who allegedly robbed a dozen banks in the Chicago area and was dubbed “The No Boundaries Bandit” because of his wide target range was arrested Sunday by Cicero police, according to a news release from the Cicero Police Department.

Rodrigo Medellin, 31, of Cicero, was taken into custody after he was recognized by police as an individual they had long suspected of involvement with local street gangs, the release stated. Police tracked his known whereabouts and found him near Roosevelt Road and 18th Street in Broadview, He was apprehended and arrested at 3 p.m. after a short vehicle chase and then a foot chase.

The FBI was immediately notified, according to the release. Medellin was found in possession of a firearm at the time of the arrest. Police recovered a loaded weapon.

Medellin was wanted in connection with at least 12 bank robberies between between May 16 and Aug. 31, including five in Chicago and seven in the suburbs, the release stated. His latest alleged robbery was the TCF Bank at 800 N. Harlem Ave. in River Forest.

Medellin was charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, according to the release.

Additional charges include felony aggravated assault to a police officer; felony aggravated fleeing and eluding police; felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; multiple traffic violations and a parole violation warrant.

His vehicle was impounded.

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