The Great Escape: Convicted Bank Robber's Dramatic Prison Break

Chicago thief caught after scaling 17 stories with rope, hailing cab outside jail.
1:11 | 12/21/12

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Now an update on that prison break. Two convicted robbers scaling 17 stories with a rope made out of bed sheets. Then impossibly hailing a cab to freedom. Tonight, a new trift. Abc's john schriffen has our story. Reporter: He pulled off a daring escape from prison, but now joseph "jose" banks is busted. Appearing in court this afternoon, after nearly three days on the run. The fbi arresting him late last night in chicago. Yeah, it's kind of scary. But I thought that they'd, like, go far away. Reporter: We now know both accomplish the bank robbers, joseph banks seen here on surveillance video, broke out of their high-rise federal penitentiary in chicago using clothes to make a rope. They were last seen in prison at 10:00 people during a head count. Overnight, authorities believe they broke the window of their sell, shimmying out a hole only inches wide, and scaled down the side of the building 17 stories. Banks is now back behind bars, but for conley, the hunt is still on. John schriffen, abc news, new york.

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