Royal Credit Union’s east side branch office in Menomonie was held up at gunpoint on Wednesday. And with no one in custody as of early Friday afternoon, Menomonie police — who are following up leads received so far — are still seeking information from the public about the identity of the suspect.

According to a media release from Menomonie Police Chief Eric Atkinson, the armed robbery took place at 12:34 p.m. on Wednesday. A man showed a teller a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’2” tall and sporting a thin dark goatee. The man was wearing thick, dark-rimmed eyeglasses, a light blue winter cap, black jacket and ski pants with white stripes on the sleeve. A red hoodie sweatshirt could be seen underneath the jacket.

The man was seen walking westbound away from the bank. Nearby Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar was placed on lockdown. Both Oaklawn Elementary and Menomonie Middle Schools were also briefly locked down as well when a possible suspect was seen walking on the sidewalk in the area. The man was questioned and determined not to be the robber.

Police are asking that anyone with information leading to the identity of the person responsible for the armed robbery to call Investigator Kelly Pollock at 715-232-2198 or Dunn County Crime Stoppers at 715-847-3866.


Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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