Stringer Bell look-a-like arrested and charged with robbing a Chicago bank

L-R Actor Idris Elba who plays Stringer Bell in The Wire and Chicago bank robber
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

L-R Actor Idris Elba who plays Stringer Bell in The Wire and Chicago bank robber (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Chicago police have arrested and charged Kenneth Anderson, 46, for robbing and attempting to rob 11 banks in the city’s downtown Loop since October, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Anderson has been dubbed the “Stringer Bell Bandit” because the robber shares a striking resemblance to HBO The Wire‘s character Stringer Bell (played by actor Idris Elba). Anderson was taken into custody after returning to the scene of a robbery that took place last month on Friday.

Employees of the Fifth Third Bank notified police when they thought the customer looked like the thief that demanded cash from the teller back on November 2nd. Cops spotted him a few blocks away and arrested him.

Anderson allegedly had a note stuffed in his pocket that read, “Hand over all the money now you have 20 seconds.”

Anderson also allegedly admitted to multiple other bank robberies when showed a map of recent incidents, but has only been charged with the November 2 incident thus far. He made off with $2,300 in the robbery.

Anderson remains in custody until his court appearance today. He faces up to 20 years if convicted.

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