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Robber locks bank workers in vault, leaves package

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[April 20, 2010]  ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A gunman locked bank employees in a vault in Elkhart Lake and left behind a package with flashing lights before stealing cash, while the bank manager unknowingly went about her business.

Police Chief Randy Boeldt said the man, disguised with a wig and fake mustache and beard, entered the National Exchange Bank & Trust Thursday and ordered three tellers into the vault, where he locked them behind a gate and told them it was no April Fools' joke.

Boeldt said the man left a box with flashing lights near the vault and told the tellers they would be electrocuted if they left before the lights stopped flashing. The Sheboygan Press reported the manager arrived at the bank, walked into her office and never saw a thing as the robber walked out the door.


Information from: The Sheboygan Press,

[Associated Press]

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