Police are still looking for a suspect after giving up the chase in a Town of Brookfield bank robbery Wednesday evening.
The lone suspect entered the bank and demanded money while implying that he had a weapon in his possession. He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank, entering a 2002 gold-colored Dodge Caravan that was waiting in the parking lot.
The suspect is being described as a black male in his late 20's or early 30's. He is between 6-2 and 6-4 and was wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt, a dark-colored baseball cap, and baggy blue jeans. Images released by the Town of Brookfield Police Department also show the suspect as having facial hair and wearing sunglasses.
"We don't have much information right now. We're working with the bank to find out how much was taken," Town of Brookfield Police Lt. Detective Sean Schmidt said.
The FBI's Milwaukee Office has joined local law enforcement in the ongoing investigations and the City of Milwaukee Police Department has also been providing aid.
The Town of Brookfield initially responded to the bank located at 19061 W. Bluemound Road. City of Brookfield Police later observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's getaway vehicle and attempted to stop it; however, officers were forced to pursue the vehicle for some time before terminating the pursuit in the vicinity of Wisconsin Avenue and 36th Street in the City of Milwaukee due to reckless driving by the suspect.
City of Brookfield Police declined to make a comment other than acknowledging that an officer did pursue the vehicle.
Schmidt noted the chase did provide some potentially useful information, including a license-plate number.
"We believe we may have some leads but we're not positive," Schmidt said.
The FBI is investigating the possibility of this robbery being connected to others that have occurred in the area.
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