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FBI offers $50k jail escape reward

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AP: The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information on a manhunt for two bank robbers that escaped from a high-rise Chicago jail.

The former cellmates apparently broke a cell window, pulled out the bars then descended almost 20 stories to escape the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center early Tuesday.

Banks and Conley were the first inmates to escape from the federal facility in nearly two decades. It was still unclear how they were able to accumulate enough bed sheets and other items need to pull off the escape, or how jail guards failed to detect the scheme or notice that the men were gone until several hours afterward.

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