Bank robbed in Pembine

PEMBINE, Wis. — The Marinette County Office of Sheriff is seeking assistance from the public as it searches for the suspect in an armed bank robbery in Pembine, Wis. Monday. The case shares similarities with an attempted credit union robbery in Escanaba Friday.

The incident in Pembine took place at 1:18 p.m. Monday. The suspect is a white male of unknown age described as being between six feet, two inches and six feet, five inches tall, with a thin to medium build. He was last seen wearing light blue jeans, brown/tan shoes, a dark-colored sweatshirt or jacket and a dark full-faced mask.

He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored mid-to-late model GMC four-door mid-size SUV — possibly an Acadia — with silver-colored, five-spoke wheels.

As of Monday evening, the Marinette County Office of Sheriff was working on video evidence of the suspect and vehicle involved in the incident. The evidence had not been released as of press time, but photographs of the vehicle have been posted on the office’s Facebook page.

This is not the only armed robbery-related incident that has taken place in the region recently. On the evening of Friday, July 5, Escanaba Public Safety responded to an armed robbery attempt.

Delta County Central Dispatch received a 911 call Friday reporting a male suspect dressed in black with a mask and a gun attempting to gain entry into the United Federal Credit Union. The doors had been secured for the closure of lobby business, but an employee was still inside at the time of the incident.

The suspect in this incident was described as being about six feet, two inches tall and weighing between 230 and 250 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a black coat and a black hat/mask at the time of the incident.

The suspect vehicle was an older-model GMC Acadia, black or dark blue in color, with a sunroof.

People who have information related to the incident in Pembine are asked to call Marinette County Dispatch at 715-732-7627. To share information related to the incident in Escanaba, call Escanaba Public Safety at 906-786-5911 or send the department a private Facebook message.