Updated: Superior police investigate robbery at M&I BankA robbery took place at M&I Bank in Superior today.
A robbery took place at M&I Bank in Superior today.
“You’re not safe anywhere anymore,” said Dorothy A. Roberts after she left the bank building, 1425 Tower Ave., this afternoon. The Billings Park woman had been talking with an employee about her checking account when the incident took place. She was released after speaking with Superior police.
Superior Police Chief Charles LaGesse confirmed the bank robbery Monday afternoon and said that police are seeking a female suspect.
George and Stella Rogers of Gordon had finished their transaction at the bank and were on their way to the exit when the bank went into lock down shortly before 11:30 a.m.
“We didn’t see anything; we didn’t hear anything,” Stella Rogers said, but when they tried to exit bank staff asked them to wait. They also spoke to police before leaving the closed business.
The entire incident took place quietly, customers said, and no first responders or ambulance were at the bank. Both Roberts and the Rogers’ said there were no injuries.
All the drive-up lanes were closed and yellow crime scene tape was stretched across the rear entrance to the bank as of 12:23 p.m. As the afternoon progressed, evidence technicians photographed the rear entrance and dusted for fingerprints as other officers walked through the nearby alleyways.
Employees of the bank reported a white female with a stocky build was wearing a blue shirt and a white hat or bandana that concealed her hair, according to police. LaGesse, in a news release said the suspect approached a teller and presented a note announcing the robbery.
Bank employees described the woman as being about five-foot-six as wearing a bluish-green three-quarter length sleeve top, tied at the collar, a full length summer dress similar in color with a large white pattern similar to floral and glasses, according to Investigations Sgt. Rick Hughes.
The female suspect approached the bank teller and produced a note announcing the robbery. The teller cooperated with the suspect and gave her an undisclosed amount of cash from the drawer. The female suspect then walked out of the bank.
The suspect left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Superior Police Department at (715) 395-7652, a tip line at (715) 395-7468, or 911. The department also can be reached on Facebook or the anonymous texting tip line. The text keyword is “spdtip” to 847411 on your cell phone.