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Masked man robs local bank

July 20, 2012 | 10:22 AM

A masked man took an undetermined amount of cash from an Associated Bank branch office in the Lake Geneva Piggly Wiggly store, 100 E. Geneva Square, at about 5:52 p.m. July 19, Lake Geneva Police Chief, Michael S. Rasmussen reported.

The robber, a white male, was wearing a grey baseball cap, glasses, a tan shirt, blue jeans, light colored shoes and a white surgical mask that covered the lower half of his face.

The man approached a clerk at the bank walk up, said he had a weapon and passed a note demanding money, said Lake Geneva Police Detective Ed Gritzner.

The clerk who witnessed the robbery told police the man had a trimmed beard and stocky build, He was described as standing between 5 feet-9 inches and 6 feet-1 inch tall, weighing between 230 and 265 pounds. The robber is believed to be between 45 and 55 years old.

After taking the money, the robber fled the bank on foot and headed north from the parking lot in a red four door vehicle.

Lake Geneva Police and the Walworth County Sheriff's Department are investigating.


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