A Chicago man has been charged in Wednesday’s robbery of the BMO Harris bank branch at 1638 Maple Ave. in downtown Evanston.

The FBI says one felony count of bank robbery was filed in U.S. District Court today against Dewayne L. Tucker, 25, whose last known address was in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

Tucker allegedly passed a note demanding cash to a teller at the bank shortly after noon Wednesday, and the teller handed over $4,590 in hundred-, fifty- and twenty-dollar bills.

Police checking train stops after the robbery spotted a man matching the robber’s description at the South Boulevard CTA station, who jumped off the platform and ran into a nearby residential neighborhood.

Officers canvasing that neighborhood were approached by a woman who said she’d returned home to find her door locked in a way that indicated somebody had to be inside.

When officers forced entry into the home, they found Tucker hiding in a bathroom.

They later found money matching the funds taking from the bank stuffed inside the cover of a barbecue grill in the back yard of a home nearby.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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