Shootout between bank robber, security guard leaves guard wounded in Loop: FBI

A 59-year-old security guard was shot during a bank robbery in the Loop Thursday afternoon, Chicago police said.

An “unknown offender” left a Fifth Third bank branch, 1 S. Wacker Dr., about 3 p.m. when the guard confronted the armed robber and was shot in the arm, police said.

The guard, using his service weapon, returned fire and the robber fled east on Madison Street.

The 59-year-old suffered a graze wound and declined to be taken to a hospital, police said.

The robber, who remained at large on Thursday night, was described as a Black man, about 5-foot-7, with a medium build, wearing a black hooded jacket, a mask, winter gloves and blue jeans, according to FBI spokesperson Natalie Symonds.

No other injuries were known and the guard had the proper paperwork for the gun, police said.

FBI agents were on the scene, said spokesperson Symonds.

Check back on this developing story.