WELLINGTON — The Sun Federal Credit Union branch at 805 A Patriot Drive was robbed around 3:34 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
A man waved a pistol and demanded money from two tellers who were the only people in the bank, according to Police Chief Steve Rollins, who said no one was hurt.
Rollins said problems downloading surveillance video of the suspect are delaying publishing his photo. He described the robber as a white man in his 20s with a red scarf over his face, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a blue-green tattoo on his right wrist. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray pants or gray sweatpants, and black shoes and black gloves.
Rollins said a Sheriff’s Office dog tracked the robber to an area where tire tracks were found. While uncertain if the tracks are related to the robbery, Rollins said, “There’s a good possibility he was picked up in a vehicle.”
The search by police and sheriff’s deputies included wooded lots to the north and west of Wellington High School at 629 N. Main St., triggering a lockdown. The lockdown occurred from about 3:45 p.m. to about 6 p.m., according to Superintendent John Nolan.
Nolan said the lockdown involved about 100 faculty and students who were involved in sports and other after-school activities when the robbery occurred. Parents were called when the lockdown began and picked their children up afterward. Nolan said students handled the lockdown well.
Rollins said FBI agents processed crime scene evidence and the FBI is the lead agency in the investigation. Rollins, appointed chief in 1995, said the robbery was the first at the credit union. The last bank robbery in Wellington was in 2002.
Reporter Chelsea Miller contributed to this story. Contact Evan Goodenow at 329-7129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.