BOYCEVILLE — There was a strong police presence in Boyceville Tuesday morning, October 1, after a call came in at 8:27 a.m. about a armed robbery that had just taken place at People’s State Bank in Boyceville, multiple law enforcement agencies responded.
Chief of Police for Boyceville, Greg Lamkin, stated that officers from Boyceville, Elk Mound, Colfax, Wisconsin DNR, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Dunn County Sheriff’s responded to the call.
The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, approximately 5’9”, stocky build, and wearing a tan jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt.
“He displayed a weapon and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money,” Chief Lamkin stated at the afternoon press conference. “No one was hurt. The suspect arrived and fled the scene on foot.”
Lamkin also stated there would be a press release and photo released later in the day on Tuesday.
Boyceville Police Department with the assistance of the Dunn County Sheriff and the FBI will continue to investigate the situation.
“If anyone has any information, he or she can contact Boyceville PD at 715-643-2215 or Dunn County Crime Stoppers at dunncocrimestoppers.com,” Lamkin said.
Two separate canine units were brought in to help with tracking the route that the suspect fled. Dunn County Sheriff’s drones also were used to search larger areas.
“We’ve done some door to door canvasing and contacted local businesses that have video and we are trying to compile all that information together,” explained Lamkin. “We will do a press release and put it on FaceBook to see if anyone in the public has any information they can provide us in hopes it will help us identify this person.”
After the initial call was made, Boyceville Middle/High school and Tiffany Creek Elementary were placed on a precautionary lock down, but as of 1:45 p.m. the schools had been released to resume normal release hours for the students.
“I also want to thank all of the agencies that have assisted us during this,” Lamkin said.