Suspect sought in Rush City bank robbery

Jon Tatting
ECM Post Review, North Branch

Authorities including the FBI are still searching for the man who robbed Northwoods Bank, 1275 W. 4th St., in Rush City last week.

According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, described as a white male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 220 pounds, entered the bank at 12:48 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 and advised the teller that he had a gun and demanded cash.

The suspect then handed the teller a plastic grocery bag and fled with an undisclosed amount of money in a vehicle described as a black, two-door passenger compact, authorities said. The bank is located a few storefronts west of Rush City Foods.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension noted the suspect is about 50 to 55 years old, between 5 foot 7 inches and 5 foot 9 inches tall, with a grey mustache. He also was wearing a hunter green jacket with hood and sunglasses, while the vehicle he fled in was dirty with a loud exhaust.

Anyone with tips or information that may aid in the investigation is urged to call the Minneapolis bureau of the FBI at 763-569-8000 or Chisago County Sheriff’s Office at 651-257-4100.