Suspect sought in RC bank robbery

A man who claimed he had a gun robbed Northwoods Bank in Rush City shortly after the noon hour Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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 12:41 p.m. and advised the teller it was a robbery, 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.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, 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 Chisago County Sheriff’s Office at 651-257-4100.

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