Chicago, IL – A bank robber who escaped from a federal jail last month has been recaptured by police. The man was reportedly wearing an “old man” disguise at the time he was apprehended.
The robbber, 38-year-old Kenneth Conley, was busted in Palos Hills on Friday at around 4 pm. Construction workers phoned police after they saw a suspicious individual sneaking into a condo that was undergoing renovation.
According to Gawker, Conley was wearing an “old man” disguise at the time of his arrest. Authorities said the man was decked out in sunglasses, a beret, and an overcoat. Reports also indicate he was carrying a cane at the time.
When police arrived on the scene and approached the suspect, the man initially gave them a false name. Perhaps realizing that his time on the run was coming to an end, Conley punched one of the officers before attempting to escape once again.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports the man tried to break into a nearby apartment in an effort to flee scene. However, Conley apparently met his match when he attempted to force his way into a 33-year-old high school teacher’s home.
After telling Conley that he wasn’t getting into the apartment, the teacher known only as “Dan” reportedly punched the escaped bank robber in the shoulder. The second punch connected with his face, which caused the escaped robber to stagger backwards. Authorities quickly moved in for the arrest.
According to stuff.co.nz, Kennedy Conley sans “old man” disguise was brought into federal court on Saturday to face additional charges. For escaping from jail and eluding police, the bank robber could face an additional five years behind bars.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Conley and his cellmate escaped from the federal jail back in December. Although Joseph “Jose” Banks — also known as the Second-Hand Bandit — was later caught, Conley and his “old man” disguise remained on the lam for a little while longer.