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Pell Lake bank robbed again

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Kevin Hoffman
September 1, 2010
— A Pell Lake bank was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday for the second time in nine weeks, but Bloomfield police aren’t sure if the two are related.

Police Chief Lloyd Cole said it’s too early to tell whether a masked man who robbed the Pell Lake branch of First Banking Center about 10:25 a.m. Tuesday was the same man from a robbery in June at the same location.


Police said a white man, between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet tall, walked into the bank wearing a white hockey mask and a black hooded sweatshirt. He was carrying a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the teller drawers, according to a news release from the Town of Bloomfield Police Department.


He then fled on foot. Cole said nobody was injured, and police have no witnesses outside the bank that saw him leave.


The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.


The man was wearing a sweatshirt with a light-colored “Fox” emblem on the front, black pants, black gloves and black tennis shoes with white laces, police said. He had short, dark hair and a beard that was neatly trimmed along the jaw line and “bushy” at his chin, according to the news release.


On June 24, the same bank was robbed by a white man around 6-feet tall who was wearing sunglasses and a bandana over his face. Police never made an arrest.


Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Town of Bloomfield Police Department at (262) 279-3454 or Walworth County Sheriff’s Office at (262) 741-4400.



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