The Watertown Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the State Bank of Reeseville Monday.
At 2:53 p.m., a white male subject entered the bank at 1312 W. Main St. He approached a teller, displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash. The suspect also left a camouflage backpack on the floor stating it was a bomb with a motion device. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash from the teller before fleeing the bank on foot through the south doors and is believed to have left the bank lot in a vehicle. No customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery.
The male suspect is described as age 25 to 35, standing 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a white long-sleeve shirt and a brown straw fedora type sun hat with a band. Tattoos on left side of his neck were covered with a large Band-Aid and a pink hand towel that was draped on his shoulders.
The Watertown police obtained the assistance of the Milwaukee Police Department Bomb Squad and Federal Bureau of Investigation to safely remove the purported bomb in the camouflage backpack from the bank and dispose of it. The backpack did not contain explosives. Police remained on the scene until about 9:30 p.m.
Watertown police detectives are actively pursuing leads and a person of interest in the bank robbery.
Citizens with information about the robbery are encouraged to contact the Watertown police at 920-261-6660 or provide information anonymously by using Tip-411 found on the department website at www.watertownpolice.com.