Police have charged a suspect with one count of robbery that occurred at the Landmark Credit Union in West Milwaukee on Nov. 13. About $2,800 was taken in the incident, according to reports. The man, 55, allegedly threatened a bank teller with a black bag that he implied contained a bomb. The female teller reported that he asked for all her larger bills and told her it was not a joke. He also told her not to include any dye packs with the bills.
Following the money being taken and the suspect fleeing the scene, the Bomb Squad was alerted, and they determined that, while the contents of the bag looked similar to an explosive device, they were not actually a bomb. The bag’s contents were determined to be basic household items including an LED flashlight and electrical tape.
The man suspected as the perpetrator was located after surveillance footage from the incident was aired by local news stations. A viewer called the police after allegedly identifying the suspect in the surveillance video. Reports indicate that the man also had two warrants for domestic abuse and battery stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend. It is unclear if he will face those charges separately, and his bond amount was also not reported.
Those accused of criminal charges, including robbery of a financial institution and domestic battery, may be unsure how to plead in front of a court of law. Penalties for conviction of felonies may range from a period of probation to prison time. An attorney knowledgeable in criminal defense may be able to discuss options with those facing felony or misdemeanor charges.
Source: FOX 6, “55-year-old man charged in West Milw. credit union robbery”, Katie DeLong, December 05, 2013