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Date of Release:   June 28, 2010
Date/Time of Incident:   June 28, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Type of Incident:   Bank Robbery
Place of Occurrence:   Farmers and Merchants Bank, North Branch, Tomah
Suspect:   Mark A Rathbun, M/W, 10-6-75 / Owosso, Michigan
Charge(s):   Armed Robbery, Class C Felony

Summary of Incident:

On June 28, 2010 at approx 1:30 p.m. the Monroe County Communications Center received a 911 call from an employee at the Farmers and Merchants Bank, North Branch, in the City of Tomah.  Employees of the bank reported that there had been an armed robbery and provided a description the suspect.

Upon arrival officers located a subject in the immediate area who matched the description provided by the bank employees.   The subject was taken into custody without incident.

Upon investigation it was determined that the subject entered the bank and provided a note to the teller indicating that this was a robbery, that he had a gun, and was demanding money.  The teller provided the subject with an undisclosed amount of money.  A gun was not displayed during the robbery.

The subject taken into custody was identified as Mark A Rathbun.  A search of the subject revealed that he did not possess a gun.  The money that was taken during the robbery was recovered from Rathbun.

Rathbun was transported to the Monroe County jail.  A charge of Armed Robbery is being referred to the  Monroe County District Attorneys office.  Armed robbery is a Class C Felony which is punishable with a fine not to exceed $100,000 or imprisonment not to exceed 40 years, or both

( Recovered Money       &       Mark Rathbun )