Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson told KDHL POWER 96 today his office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are still encouraging people to provide them with tips about yesterday's bank robbery in downtown Northfield.  Chief Nelson says about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday two armed men entered the building through the front doors of Premier Bank, 112 Fifth Street E. and fled out the back door.

Nelson says, "Our investigators are working closely with the FBI and they want to remind everyone if you were in the downtown Northfield area between 11:00 a.m. and Noon Tuesday and saw anybody or anything suspicious we would love for you to call us and give us the info.  Even if you think it might not matter we need people to call in with those tips."

The Northfield Police Chief adds even the smallest thing can give them the break they need.  "Sometimes it seems insignificant and it can be the little bit of info we needed to get us looking in the right direction."

He told us there have been a number of tips.  This is the second time in the past three months that the Northfield Premier Bank has been robbed.   He believes someone saw something they can share that will catch the robbers.

Chief Nelson reminds anyone thinking about robbing a bank that it's a federal offense and the minimum sentence is 20 years in a federal penitentiary.  "This is serious stuff.  It's also dangerous stuff.  It's not just a property crime. It's not just a theft.  It's essentially an assault crime on those bank employees so that's a part of this we don't want to have forgotten."

Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson. Photo from City of Northfield.
Northfield Bank Robbers If you saw something phone 507-645-4477