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Bank robbery suspect remains at large


HATLEY, Wis. (WSAU) -- A bank was robbed, and the suspect is still at large. Marathon County Sheriff’s Department investigators were called to the Banner Bank in Hatley just after 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. A lone man with a handgun entered the bank demanding money.

Bank President Shannon Blakely says the robber got away with an undetermined amount of cash, but says customers should not worry about their money.  “We wish to assure our customers that their deposits are still safe with us. In addition, we’re members of the F.D.I.C. Deposits are insured to the limits of the F.D.I.C. insurance. Beyond that, with the ongoing investigation, that’s the limit of what I can disclose at this time.”

Blakely says everyone got through this situation unharmed.  “Staff is safe. No customers were injured. Very thankful on that.”

The suspect is a white male, approximately 25-30 years of age, with brown hair, baseball hat, and a blue and white plaid shirt. The suspect left the area in a car that has been recovered. Officers don’t know if the suspect left the car on foot or in another vehicle. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The Sheriff's Office is also requesting Hatley area residents to keep their homes, outbuildings and vehicles locked, and report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office by dialing 911 in an emergency, or 261-1200 for non-emergencies.