UPDATE: Police Respond to Armed Robbery at PNC Bank

Little is known at this point, but police have confirmed an armed robbery occurred at the location.

A second armed robbery in a week has occured in Falls.

According to Menomonee Falls Police Capt. Mark Waters, there was an armed robbery at the bank at  3:28 p.m. Friday.

Waters said two black males entered the bank and implied that they had a weapon. Both men had their faces covered with handkerchiefs. The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot toward Lime Kiln Park.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation overheard Falls radio traffic and assisted with the call. Investigators are currently reviewing surveillance footage from the bank, but the suspects remain at large.

Witnesses in the area were told to stay in their homes, and armed officers patrolled the area near Lime Kiln Park, Appleton Avenue, and Mill Street.

A witness driving by said several squad cars were parked and officers had guns drawn along Appleton Avenue.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, police were still searching for suspects in the immediate area.

On Thursday, just a few blocks away from PNC Bank. Police are still searching for that suspect. Waters said there's no indication that there's any connection between the PNC Bank robbery and Thursday's robbery.

If you have any information or photos, please send them to carl.engelking@patch.com. Also, call the MFPD at 532-8700.

Ian Thomson August 19, 2012 at 02:25 AM
DSS - I cannot disagree more with your comment. Our officers are working with less resources constantly revising priorities at a given point in time. If someone gets questioned regarding drinking or license plates, I give the officers credit. The officers are dealing with infractions as best they can. Sometimes that have to rush away from such "minor" infractions to deal with more important incidents. I fully support our police department.
Lisa August 20, 2012 at 08:32 AM
Sussex had 2 bank robberies already this year, a bar robbery and something else I think a gas station robbery since April. I am not sure if they were armed robberies or not...some were only attempted...one of the bank ones the guy was caught immediately...but it was the same bank both times in April and July....lot more places being robbed lately i agree this didnt happen so often when I was younger or else I didn't pay attention.
Lisa August 20, 2012 at 08:36 AM
DSS if you are 19 I believe the drinking age now is 21 so you actually aren't of age. Nuitari...I thought you didnt need to have a front license plate just the back. I could be wrong though.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) August 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Oh yes, a front license plate is required per state statute. The issue? In my 10 years of owning this car and driving it all over southeast Wisconsin, only Menomonee Falls Police have deemed it so important as to pull me over to inform me of it....TWICE. That is in addition to other times including having a temp plate in the rear window, and a minorily cracked windshield. They are all for harassment and not for solving crimes.
Lisa August 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Nuitari...Maybe Im wrong...I thought my parents once told me you only needed one plate...don't remember if they said in front or back of car...I've always had both though so never worry.


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