Man on run after TCF Bank robbery

Robbery took place around 12:30 p.m. at branch on Broadway and 12th

This frame from the bank's security camera shows the robbery in progress. (Photo submitted)

A white male is on the loose after robbing the TCF Bank on 1186 W. Broadway Ave. in Forest Lake today.

The man showed a note demanding money to a teller at approximately 12:30 p.m., said FLPD Capt. Greg Weiss. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled north across Broadway Avenue on foot, Weiss added.

Shortly after the incident, police and State Patrol cars were posted on NW 1st Avenue while a search helicopter hovered over the open land to the north of that road.

As of 4 p.m., the robber remains at large. He is described as approximately 40-50 years old, 5’8” to 5’10”, approximately 220 pounds, and wearing a black bandanna, mirrored sunglasses and a black leather jacket.

If anyone has any information regarding this robbery, they are requested to contact the FBI at (763) 569-8000 or the Forest Lake Police Department at (651) 464-5877.

The search for the robbery suspect was on in the open land north of Broadway Avenue this afternoon, May 25. (Photo by Clint Riese)
  • Kate

    I wonder if the response time for the police department was hurt by road construction.

  • Christine

    This was a robbery, not a burglary. Who wrote the headline?

    • Christine

      Glad to see the headline corrected. Have there been any developments in the case? Is the suspect still at large?

  • John

    Banks need trap doors and a basement full of alligators. Stick ’em up? Bye!!

  • Arnold Lahd

    They wouldn’t try that in Wyoming. If the knew better. They’ve done it in Stacy and gotten away with it. Wyoming? Well let’s just say our WPD doesn’t take kindly to this type of behavior.

    • Eric Langness

      I seriously doubt Wyoming is the only prepared police department for a robbery.

    • Andy

      When did they ever get away with it in Stacy?

  • Doc

    …and Wyoming doesn’t have a large selection of banks to rob anymore…unless the crooks mistake the new city hall for a bank and try robbing it.