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Police track down man they say robbed Wausau credit union

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Wausau police have caught the man they said robbed the Tower Credit Union on Bridge Street around 1:40PM on Tuesday afternoon. Police said they were able to track him down after a 30 minute search. But authorities are still looking for others in connection with this case.  

Police said a 52-year-old man came into the building with a scarf covering his face. They said he showed employees he had a handgun and then demanded money from a few different tellers. Officers said they were able to track the man down a couple blocks away from the building. Authorities aren't releasing his name right now, but said they have been questioning him at the police department.  

"Time is crucial," said Wausau Police Lt. Bill Kolb. "The sooner the better that we can find things. Certainly the witness information and the quicker we get that information, the better job we can do."

Police said at least one customer was inside at the time but no one was hurt during the incident. By the time they tracked the man down, officers said he had a small amount of money but no weapon.  Police said when the man left the credit union, he initially headed toward a smaller black car with at least one person inside. Officials said that car may be connected to this case. They are continuing their investigation. Stay tuned to Newsline 9 for more updates on this story.

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According to the Wausau Police Department, an armed man robbed Tower Credit Union in Wausau.
Officials say a man in his 50's walked into the credit union with a hand gun and a scarf covering his face.  Authorities say he tried to steal money from the tellers before one of the employees chased him out.
 
Authorities say after searching the surrounding area they apprehended the man two blocks away from the credit union and took him into custody.  They say he had a small amount of cash on him.  
 
Police say they are still looking for another vehicle that they believe to be connected with the robbery.
 
Tower Credit Union is still closed, however officials report their drive-thru is now open.
 
Stay with Newsline 9 as we will update this story as more details become available.
 
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According to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, an armed man robbed a Wausau credit union. Officials say it happened just before 2:00 p.m. at Tower Credit Union on 2nd Avenue. 

A sign on the door says that Tower Credit Union is closed because of an emergency. Officers remain on the scene.

Newsline 9 has a crew at Tower Credit Union and will have details as they become available. 
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