FBI Offers $50K Reward for Chicago Jail Escapees


According to the AP, The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of prison escapes Kenneth Conley and Joseph Banks. The convicted bank robbers made their break from a Chicago jail with a rope of some sorts after climbing down more than 20 stories. Both men were able to change their clothes once outside

Currently, the manhunt is focused mainly on Chicago and its suburbs.

The AP Reports:

The FBI said surveillance footage from a camera near the Metropolitan Correction Center shows Kenneth Conley and Joseph Banks getting into a cab at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday — about two hours after guards were supposed to do a bed check and four hours before workers spotted the rope dangling from the jail. The pair had changed from their orange jail-issued jumpsuits into light-colored pants and light-colored shirts, the FBI said.

“We don’t know if they fashioned their own clothes, or what,” said Special Agent Frank Bochte.

Law enforcement officials said at least three homes in the suburbs south of Chicago where one of the inmates once lived were searched Tuesday, and a suburban strip club where Conley worked confirmed that investigators had visited.