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DA: Employee and children kidnapped for hours before bank robbery

Four people stand accused of kidnapping a Kenosha woman and her children, holding them against their will in Milwaukee, and then forcing the woman — a Wells Fargo bank employee — to open the bank in Racine so that they could rob it. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office issued charges against William Howell, George […]

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Photos Released From Tri-City National Bank Robbery

UPDATE:  Mount Pleasant Police have released photos and more of a description of the suspect in the Tri-City National Bank Robbery. The suspect is described as an adult black female 5-foot 4-inches to 5-foot 7-inches tall, and weighs 155 lbs. to 175 lbs. She was last scene wearing black pants, black boots, and a black coat at […]

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Rookie Cop Chases Down Bank Robber

Mount Pleasant police Officer Eric Oertel isn’t out of field training yet, but he put his speed and strength to good work Saturday when he chased down an alleged bank robber. After robbing the North Shore Bank at Southport Plaza in Kenosha, the suspect led police on a chase through that city and parts of […]

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Police: Bank Robbery Defendant Admits to Additional Robberies

Bank robbery defendant Darnell Collins has admitted to robbing two more banks, investigators with the Racine Police Department say. Collins, 49, of Racine, was apprehended June 18 with James Ward, 33, also of Racine, after police say they robbed the BMO Harris branch at 4100 Durand Avenue. While in custody, Collins admitted to committing both […]

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K9 Partners Getting ^Paws for Help Nabbing Alleged Bank Robber

Racine County Sheriff’s K9 Nitro and his human partner, Deputy Troy Ruffalo, will get a high-paw Tuesday for their role in apprehending alleged bank robber Darnell Collins. Collins, 49, and James Ward, 33, both of Racine, were charged June 19 with one felony count each of robbery of a financial institution after police say they robbed the […]

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Crime of the Week: Mount Pleasant Bank Robbery

Submitted by Crime Stoppers of Racine County The Mount Pleasant Police Department in conjunction with CRIME STOPPERS of Racine County Inc. is seeking information on a Bank Robbery that occurred in the Village of Mount Pleasant. On 01/17/2014 at 1:03 pm Mt. Pleasant Police Officers responded to a hold up alarm at the Community State Bank located at […]

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