Charges of attempted bank robbery and possession of an electronic stun device were filed Tuesday against James Slater, 33, of Milwaukee in connection with a foiled July 13 robbery of the Great Midwest Bank, 5150 S. 76th St., in Greenfield.
According to the complainted filed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office:
The suspect threatened bank employees with the stun gun, and then tied them up in the bank vault.
During the robbery, a customer walked in. When the robber attempted to order the customer to the back of the building, the customer instead started punching him. In the ensuing fight, the customer sustained an ear injury. However, the robber was forced to flee without any money.
Authorities tied Slater to crime through the use of DNA, matching a sample taken from gloves used in the robbery. The complaint did not specify whether Slater has been taken into custody.
The charges carry a potential maximum sentence of $50,000 and up to 20 years in prison.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Mother of 2, day care center director named to Greenfield School Board
- Greenfield police dispatch two coyotes reported as aggressive
- Making way for project, Layton Avenue Baptist Church has new location
- $2 Budget South Cinemas in Greenfield closes as of Monday, Nov. 23 (1)
- Whitnall participates in global education conference in Washington
- Draft ordinance to allow beekeeping in Greenfield clears health board
- Greenfield residents worried about coyotes get reassurance, advice (2)
- Rock band's message to students aimed at kicking pain out of bullying
- After incidents, Greenfield to hold info. meeting on coyote problem (1)
- WaterStone Bank has a Greenfield history wall that's a first for the banking chain.