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Off-Duty Police Officer Apprenhends Suspected Tuesday Morning Bank Robber

The Milwaukee officer was using the ATM at Great Midwest Bank at the same time a suspect robbed the bank Tuesday, according to Greenfield police.

Quick actions of an off-duty City of Milwaukee police officer resulted in the arrest of a suspected bank robber Tuesday.

According to the Greenfield Police Department, at 10:24 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, a suspect entered the Great Midwest Bank, 4775 South 27th St., and presented a note to the teller demanding money. The suspect fled from the bank on foot after obtaining an undetermined amount of money.

An off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer was using the ATM in the parking lot of the bank at the time of the robbery and saw the suspect run from the bank and bank staff pointing at the suspect as he fled.

The off-duty MPD officer followed the suspect in his personal vehicle and notified on-duty officers of the incident. The off-duty officer subsequently stopped and apprehended the suspect at 23rd and Layton without incident.

Money taken in the robbery was also recovered, and the suspect was turned over to Greenfield detectives and is currently in custody at the Greenfield Police Department. The suspect has not yet been identified.

"The Greenfield Police Department extends its gratitude to the Milwaukee Police Department and the brave off-duty officer who took swift action to apprehend a dangerous felon," the police department said in a news release.

JustMe March 13, 2013 at 01:18 AM
I guess he picked the wrong bank to rob.
Daniel lee warner March 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Good thing he got cought,, too many these small time bank robbers get away with it,,cuz thers so many robberies every week,,,milw etc,,dont have enough officers to investagate all of them..good job!!!!

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