2012 bank robbery probe continues


Staff Writer

PEMBINE, Wis. – Investigation continues into the armed robbery of Bank North in Pembine that occurred a year ago.

Marinette County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI are investigating the robbery that occurred at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012.

A gunman, described as 6 feet or slightly taller, medium to large build, weighing 200 pounds or more, entered the bank and displayed a chrome nickel-plated revolver in the bank.

He gave instructions that “this was a hold up and demanded money.”

He was described by bank employees as wearing a maroon vest over a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants and newer, light-colored, work-style boots.

He was also wearing a shoulder length, dark wig with sunglasses and a dark brimmed hat.

On the top of his right wrist is a star-shaped tattoo with a red center.

No employees were injured nor were any shots fired.

The suspect’s vehicle, a dark green mid to late 1990s Chevrolet Blazer with Wisconsin plates FW-2865, was later discovered as stolen and found abandoned several miles from the scene.

Police have no new information in the case.

Anyone with any information regarding this bank robbery are asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at (715) 732-7627 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-427-5857.

Lisa M. Reed’s email address is lreed@ironmountaindailynews.com.