Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Suspect sought in United Prairie Bank robbery
July 19, 2006

JACKSON - An undisclosed amount of cash was taken by a man during a robbery Tuesday morning at United Prairie Bank.

At 10:21 a.m., police were notified of the robbery. No one was injured.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian man in his mid-30's, 5-foot-10 to 5-11 tall and 220-230 pounds. He was wearing a baby blue baseball cap with a colored stripe on the bill of the cap. He had a pull-over long-sleeve white shirt with wide pinstripes and blue jeans. The suspect had dark hair and a closely trimmed go-tee and sideburns and was wearing sunglasses.

The suspect gave the teller a note stating that he had a gun, although a gun was never shown. It's not known if a vehicle was involved. The suspect walked into the bank and walked away following the robbery.

Surveillance footage from United Prairie Bank show the suspect in Tuesday's robbery.

Kent Bargfrede, president of United Prairie Bank, said employees implemented what they had learned in training in dealing with such a situation.

Authorities canvassed the downtown area talking with businesspeople and checking alleys and unfamiliar vehicles. The Jackson Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Patrol responded to the scene.

According to the latest information, the FBI indicated they would be in Jackson on Thursday.
The bank was closed, but the drive-thru and walk-up services reopened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The main lobby remained closed Tuesday afternoon, but will open for normal business Wednesday.

If anyone saw anything that may aid in the investigation, contact the Jackson Police Department, or the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.


At July 25, 2006 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anita said...

And one week later there seem to be no leads on who this guy is or where he went...


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