Off Duty Officer picks up alleged Bank Robber while on trip to McDonalds 

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SHOREWOOD – An off duty police officer snagged more than a quick meal during a McDonalds stop Wednesday.

Shorewood Police reported the arrest of James Houge, a suspect connected to Tuesday’s robbery at the Shorewood Bank & Trust, after an off duty officer recognized the man eating at the restaurant at 2200 Route 59.

A flyer was sent out to officers earlier that day with the suspect’s information after the man allegedly jumped over the counter at the bank and proceeded to tell the teller to open the drawer to remove money.

“The suspect had an electric bicycle, clothing, and a backpack that match those seen on video captured on various cameras surrounding the area of the bank.” Shorewood Police said in a statement.

The officer reached out to Joliet Police who set up a perimeter around the restaurant before taking Houge into custody, without incident.

Shorewood Police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Department have been working the case.  The Will County State’s Attorney has already approved felony charges against Houge, including Robbery and Robbery of a Financial Institution. 

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