Racine police say two in custody after TCF Bank robbery

RACINE -- Racine police say two persons of interest are in custody after a bank robbery at the TCF Bank in the 3900 block of Douglas Ave. just before 3:00 Monday afternoon, November 26th.

Police took a 39-year-old man and a 28-year-old man into custody for armed bank robbery, operating a vehicle without the owner's consent and fleeing and eluding an officer.

Police say the suspects entered the bank just before 3:00 p.m. Monday. One suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money. The employees complied with the suspect's demands and the two suspects fled.

Following the bank robbery, dispatchers broadcast a description of the suspects and vehicle, and officers located a vehicle matching that description several blocks away. The vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit began. 

The vehicle eventually stopped, and the two individuals took off on foot. Officers then began an extensive search.

One suspect was taken into custody, and another entered a silver vehicle -- according to a witness. The driver of the silver vehicle reportedly picked up the suspect, as she feared for her and her child's safety, and was not involved in the robbery. 

The second suspect was located by police in the rear seat of the vehicle and was taken into custody.

No one was injured.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that you may have about this crime. You are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.

You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.