ALBERTVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – A suspect is on the loose after an apparent bank robbery in Albertville Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident also forced students in the St. Michael-Albertville School District to be put on lockdown for a brief time while police searched for the suspect. Schools were back open at about 2 p.m. so that students could go home for the day.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a bank robbery at about 12:47 p.m. at the Premier Bank in Albertville. Authorities said a lone white man approached a bank teller with a gun and demanded an undisclosed amount of money. The man then fled the bank, and a search for the suspect started. Authorities said the man was about 5 feet, 7 inches to 6 feet tall and was wearing a ski mask during the robbery.

A witness in the area said the State Patrol had its helicopter up searching for the suspect.

The incident remains under investigation at this time and anyone with information is asked to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

Comments (5)
  1. Murph says:

    He musta had wings or else the pilot is the only officer not laid off by the GOP in that neck of the woods! I quess it’s a good time to be a crook,a firebug or laid off and free to case a joint instead of working!Thank GOP! Just keep saying NO! Until off course they get around to noticing you folks gotta lotta money and not a whole lot of foresight!

    1. Mr. Always Right says:

      you’re a genius….not…blaming the GOP for a bank robbery, get real Murph

  2. norton says:

    As croocked as the banks are I hope he gets away

  3. Dn says:

    what is this GOP stuff? It goes to show how foolish some can be. i can sound just as ridiculous and say it is Governor Dayton who caused this robbery.once again, c’mon get real