Three Chicago men have been ordered held without bond by a federal magistrate on charges of robbing an Evanston bank Friday.

The three — Kim Evans, 38; Corley Smith, 27, and Dezmond Swanson, 21 — were taken into custody by FBI agents who received a tip that they were heading for a home in the 7100 block of South May in Chicago after the holdup.

The men are also suspects in bank robberies in Oak Lawn and Skokie.

Evanston police say three robbers — one armed with a handgun — entered the bank shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, and ordered customers and bank employees to get down on the floor.

One of the robbers then jumped over the teller counter and ordered an employee to fill a briefcase with cash from teller drawers.

A bank employee triggered an alarm as the robbers fled and police managed to recover some of the money near the scene.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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