Police searching for suspect in Pine County bank robbery

By KBJR News 1

June 25, 2014 Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 6:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The FBI and the Pine County Sherriff's Office are looking for clues and asking the public's help to catch a bank robber.
The robbery happened at the Northview Bank on County Road 61 in Willow River.

Pine County Sheriff's office is saying the suspect is described by investigators as a black man with a slender build standing five foot seven.

The robbery took place just after noon.

The man is believed to have left the bank in an older red Chevrolet Blazer bearing Wisconsin license plates.
A surveillance photo from the bank shows the man wearing a white mask, black "hoodie" style sweatshirt, and gray sweatpants.
Police believe the man could be located in the twin ports area.

"The last known direction of travel was Northbound, so we're wondering if they may be up in the Superior, Duluth area, so we're asking anyone with information on a vehicle of that nature to give us a call" said Pine County Sheriff, Robin Cole.

Business owners near the bank say they only heard about the robbery through the police who were looking for the suspect.

The Pine County Sheriff says bank robberies are uncommon in the county. The last one was over three years ago.

Authorities say if you have any information on the suspect call the Pine County Sheriff's Office immediately.

Bryce Henry