TWO ARRESTED IN KELLIHER BANK ROBBERY
On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office was notified of a robbery at the First State Bank of Big Fork located on Main St in Kelliher MN. Kelliher is located on Hwy 72 approximately 55 miles north of Bemidji in Beltrami County.
A subject had entered the bank, dressed in a white hooded cloth or Tyvek type coveralls, with black tennis shoes and black gloves, along with a white plastic Halloween type ghost mask and carrying a large black bag. The suspect brandished a shotgun with a silver type barrel at the bank employee and left on foot headed east from the bank.
Investigators developed information that led to the arrest of two Caucasian male suspects from Bemidji today. The suspects are currently in custody in the Beltrami County Jail as the investigation continues. Investigators are still following up on information learned during searches for these suspects and no further information will be released at this time. The identities of the suspects and additional details will be released tomorrow once the investigators have finished their investigation.
Assisting the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office in this investigation was Bemidji Police Detectives, Special Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Paul Bunyan Task Force Officers, Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office, Lake of the Woods County Sheriff’s Office, Blackduck Police Department, Red Lake Tribal Police Department, Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, Itasca County Sheriff's Office, Bemidji Police Department, Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Roseau County Sheriff’s Office, US Border Patrol, US Customs, Kelliher Fire Department and Minnesota State Patrol. In addition, Code Red was used to inform citizens of the incident.