Video of Appleton credit union armed robbery released

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - Appleton Police on Thursday released security video of an armed robbery at Capital Credit Union the day before.

Two masked men robbed a credit union at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon, police say.

The video shows one robber entering the Capital Credit Union at 2009 E Calumet Street, already starting to raise his gun as he comes through the door. He's followed a short time later by another person carrying a backpack in their hand.

Police say the robbery happened shortly after noon Wednesday, September 13.

The suspects left in a car described as a gray Pontiac G6.

About 10 minutes later, police saw a car matching that description on Highway 441. Officers prepared to make a "high-risk stop" but the vehicle drove off at a high rate of speed. Due to the driver's recklessness, police did not give chase.

According to a tweet by the Appleton Police Department, the car was recovered on Thursday night at Mid Vallee Golf Course near De Pere, but authorities are still looking for the suspects.

Police say both robbers are described as black males who were armed with black handguns.

One was wearing a blue sweatshirt and red sweatpants. He is described as being 6'2" tall, weighing about 200 pounds.

The second suspect is described as being 5'8" tall with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing.

Police say you should not approach the suspects because they may be armed. The department says to call 911 and report the location.

Appleton Police say a rumor that the suspects are in custody is not true.

Appleton Area School District locked down East High School, Horizons Elementary, and McKinley Elementary as a precaution.

The lockdown was lifted at 12:35 p.m.

Vehicle similar to suspects' car.

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