Employees forced into vault during Brookfield bank robbery, two of three suspects arrested
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) – Two people are in custody and one person is still at large after employees were forced into a vault during a bank robbery in the City of Brookfield.
Investigators say the Park Bank on Greenfield Avenue in Brookfield was robbed Saturday morning shortly after 11 a.m. According to police, bank employees were physically forced into the vault while money was taken.
Two of the three suspects, 43-year-old Runny Summerville and 24-year-old Tenisha Ivy, were arrested in Milwaukee after they were found allegedly trying to break into a home in the area of 35th Street and St. Paul venue. A third suspect was able to get away from police. Officers say they found some of the money stashed in a stolen pillow case as well as in the suspect vehicle.
No one was hurt at the bank in Brookfield or at the residence in Milwaukee.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the City of Brookfield Police Department at 262-787-3702.
According to the criminal complaint, reports from officers indicate, “inside the pillowcase Summerville was carrying when he fled the residence was a large amount of US currency later counted to total $38,500. The bait money from the Park Bank was also located in the pillowcase.”
Moreover, according to Elizabeth Borst, Vice President of Marketing at Park Bank, “the $38,500 was not the actual amount taken.”