Police seek female bank robbery suspectA robbery took place Monday at M&I Bank in Superior and police are looking for a woman in connection with the crime.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A robbery took place Monday at M&I Bank in Superior and police are looking for a woman in connection with the crime.
“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 police are seeking a female suspect.
George and Stella Rogers of Gordon had finished their transaction at the bank and were headed for the door when the bank locked 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 financial institution.
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 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, about 5-foot-6 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. The suspect left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect was wearing a bluish-green three-quarter length sleeve top, a full-length summer dress similar in color with a large white floral-like pattern and glasses, according to Investigations Sgt. Rick Hughes.
The 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.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Superior Police Department at (715) 395-7234, 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.