Bensenville, IL – A Houston man is being held on a $1.5 million bond after being charged in connection with a bank robbery in Bensenville.
According to investigators, Earnest Hudson, a 23-year-old resident of Houston, Texas, is facing a slew of serious allegations in relation to a daring bank robbery that unfolded in Bensenville, Illinois. The charges against Hudson include Financial Institution Robbery, Robbery, and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, in addition to several misdemeanor and traffic-related offenses.
The incident that led to Hudson’s arrest occurred last Wednesday around 4:34 p.m when an ATM technician was carrying out routine maintenance on a Chase Bank ATM at 133 W. Grand Avenue in Bensenville when, as per investigators, two masked individuals, one of whom was later identified as Hudson, approached the technician. They allegedly forced the technician to abandon his work and then made off with the ATM containers containing a substantial sum of cash and checks. The suspects fled the scene in a Nissan Murano, triggering a rapid response from bank employees who promptly dialed 9-1-1.
Elmhurst Police Department spotted a fleeing vehicle around 4:50 p.m. on Route 83. They initiated a high-speed pursuit, with Hudson allegedly behind the wheel. The chase reportedly reached dangerous speeds, exceeding 100 mph along St. Charles Road, and ultimately culminated in a dramatic crash in the 600 block of St. Charles Road.
Both suspects fled on foot, but law enforcement managed to apprehend Hudson after a brief chase. In total, approximately $38,000 in cash was recovered from Hudson and the vehicle.
Hudson’s next court appearance is scheduled for September 28, 2023, for arraignment in front of Judge Guerin.