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FBI seeks suspects in eight CUbank heists in Wis
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (11/27/12)--The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  is asking the public's help in identifying  serial robbery suspects in at least eight credit union and bank robberies in southeastern Wisconsin between Oct. 18 and Nov. 20.

The FBI Milwaukee Division said the suspects have hit seven credit unions and a bank--some of them twice. The dates and locations of the heists were:

  • Oct. 18:  Educators CU, Port Washington Road, Glendale;
  • Oct. 22: Landmark CU, Washington Avenue, Mount Pleasant;
  • Oct. 23: Landmark CU, Grove Avenue, Racine;
  • Nov. 5: TruStone Financial, 30th Avenue, Kenosha;
  • Nov. 6: Landmark CU, Grove Avenue, Racine;
  • Nov. 13: North Shore Bank, Green Bay Road, Kenosha;
  • Nov. 16: Landmark CU, 124th Avenue, Wauwatosa; and
  • Nov. 20: Southern Lakes CU, 60th Street, Kenosha.
In the Nov. 16 robbery in Wauwatosa, two masked men waving guns entered the credit union just before its 7 p.m. closing time, robbed several tellers at gunpoint of the contents of their teller drawers and disrupted a loan officer's meeting with members. On the way out, one robber pointed his gun at a door handle and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not go off.  They left in a stolen car that was later found abandoned and burned. Police believe the suspects are white and between 20 and 27 years old.

Another robbery involved three men wearing masks and a third robbery involved a single suspect.


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