Authorities captured late Thursday night one of the two convicted bank robbers who escaped from a downtown prison earlier this week, the FBI reports.
Joseph "Jose" Banks, 37, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Bosworth Street in Chicago by members of the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force and the Chicago Police Department, an FBI press release stated.
Kenneth Conley, his cellmate and fellow escapee, is still at large, the release stated.
Banks and Conley broke out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Authorities discovered a knotted rope or bedsheet dangling from a window high above the street.
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Patch Stories About the Hunt for the Escaped Convicts:
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- Landlord: Mother Turned Away Escaped Convict at Front Door
- Scenes From a Manhunt (Photo Gallery)
- Fugitive Search Disrupts Funeral at Nearby Church
- Orland Park Police Investigating False Bank Robbery Report