Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In one case in Wauwatosa, the two subjects robbed three telllers at gunpoint and made off in a stolen car, found burned a short time later. In Racine, the same bank was hit twice, two weeks apart.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jim Price
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Local law enforcement and the FBI are seeking suspects in at least eight credit union and bank robberies in the past month throughout Southeast Wisconsin, according to our partners at Fox 6 News. The FBI Milwaukee Division is seeking the public’s help in identifying these serial robbery suspects at seven credit unions and one bank, all thought to be related and committed by the same subjects. The robberies occurred at the following financial institutions, Fox News said: Anyone with information on these cases is urged to call local law enforcement or the FBI Milwaukee Division at 414-276-4684. In the Wauwatosa robbery, two men entered the Landmark Credit Union on Thursday, wearing masks and each with a gun. One of them robbed three tellers …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Matthew Wick told police he made the decision to rob both M&I and US banks because he's fighting an Oxycodone addiction; he also faces additional felony charges in Ozaukee County for the M&I Bank robbery.
A 31-year-old Mequon man who admitted to robbing both M&I Bank in Mequon and US Bank in Bayside is now facing felony charges for robbery in Milwaukee County. According to the criminal complaint, Bayside police received the call at 9:31 a.m. Saturday that US Bank had just been robbed. Officers took statements from the branch manager and the teller involved and broadcast a description of the man and his getaway car immediately. Just a few minutes later, Matthew Wick was picked up by police on Interstate 43 near Capitol Drive and Green Bay Road. Wick had been wearing a black winter jacket and black ski mask during the robbery, the bank teller told police; Wick walked up to the center teller window and said, "Give me the money. I have a bomb…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
In Mequon, suspect Matthew Wick acted as if he was armed. In Bayside, he said he had a bomb and told police he "needed the money."
On Saturday, a US Bank teller in Bayside was faced with a man demanding money and saying he had a bomb. Just one day before, police say, the same man pulled a similar stunt at the M&I Bank in Mequon. Today, Matthew Wick sits in Milwaukee County Jail awaiting possible charges from both Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties for armed robbery. According to Bayside Police, Wick walked into US Bank, 400 W. Brown Deer Rd., around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and told a bank teller that he had a bomb. He began to count down and as soon as he was given the money, he fled. As he was driving south on Port Washington Road, a Glendale officer spotted a car which matched the description of the one leaving US Bank. Wick was forced to pull over at Green Bay Road and …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Neighbors frightened as police chase that starts in Brown Deer ends near school playground.
A man suspected of attempting to rob Guaranty Bank in Brown Deer Thursday afternoon was apprehended just outside the playground on the south side of Stormonth Elementary School in Fox Point just before 3 p.m. Brown Deer police say the department received a 911 call from an employee at the bank, 4000 W. Brown Deer Rd., around 2:20 p.m. saying that a man wearing a mask and carrying a loaded gun had just attempted to rob the business. An employee locked the door before the man could get inside. When he could not get in, he fled the scene in a gold Lexus. Police pursued the man through Glendale along Silver Spring Drive and into Fox Point before he lost control of the car due to a blown tire near Stormonth School, 7301 N Longacre Rd., and …