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UPDATE: Maryland man caught just blocks away from Police Dept., charged with armed robbery

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) Officials have released more information regarding the armed robbery that happened Thursday, January 7 at Chase Bank.

According to a criminal complaint, Brandon Brewer, of Baltimore, Maryland is being charged with two counts of armed robbery.

Officials say that the incident happened around 10:55 a.m. police were notified of the bank robbery at Chase Bank on the corner of Doty St. and Adams St. Just one block from the Green Bay Police Department.

According to a bank teller at the scene, Brewer was allegedly sitting in a chair inside the bank around 10:50 a.m., he left that chair and went up to a teller and handed her a note that read, “This is a robbery. I have a gun. Put the money in the bag”. Brewer allegedly handed her a full size black garbage bag.

The criminal complaint states that two tellers placed money from a top drawer inside the bag. Brewer also allegedly took a Kwik Trip employee deposit money that they had on them at the time.

After setting up a perimeter around the bank, officials found out that Brewer was staying at the Quality Inn on S. Washington St. That is were officers arrested him, just as he was ready to check out.

According to the complaint, officers recovered a total of $20,467.75.

The complaint states that Brewer did admit to robbing the bank, when asked why, he said he did not know why he robbed the bank and denied there were any issues that would cause him to do so and no one forced him.

Brewer will be back in court February 12. A bond has been set at $100,000.

UPDATE: Police recover over $20k from bank robbery suspect

THURSDAY 1/7/2021 3:00 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay Police Officers have arrested a suspect to the Adams St. bank robbery less than an hour after the crime was committed.

According to a release, the robbery took place across the street from the Police Headquarters.

After officers arrived at the scene, they say the bank told them the robber showed a note before the robbery began.

Officers set up around the area, called in the K-9 unit for tracking, and distributed bank photographs of the suspect.

Around 52 minutes after the robbery, officials say the public alerted them of the suspect in the lobby of the Quality Inn and Suites, located at 321 S. Washington St.

After making the arrest, officers recovered $20,467.75.

“Apparently this out-of-town suspect wasn’t aware of the GBPD’s reputation for catching crooks. Also, I don’t think he realized both the bank he robbed and his get-away hideout were all within a block of Green Bay Police Headquarters,” says  Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith.

The person of interest is being held at the Brown County jail until further notice.

UPDATE: ‘Person of interest’ in custody after attempted bank robbery

THURSDAY 1/7/2021 12:15 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Officers responded to a 911 call on S. Adams Street for a bank robbery around 10:50 a.m.

According to authorities, as officers responded, they ensured the safety of the employees and customers in the bank as other officers responded to the area to locate the suspect.

Officers were able to quickly secure the area and alert local businesses of the incident.

According to a release, around 11:45 a.m. officers took into custody a person of interest in the robbery.

Investigators and officers will be on scene for an extended period of time to process the crime scene.

More information will be released at a later date.

Original Story: Police presence near downtown Green Bay

THURSDAY 1/7/2021 11:41 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) There is a police presence near Doty St. and Adams St. in Green Bay, however, the situation is unknown at this time.

WFRV Local 5 is at the scene and will continue to bring you up to date information on air and online.

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