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A surveillance image showing two suspects holding up a bank in Stone Lake, Wis., on Friday, May 2, 2014 (Image via Sawyer County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities searching for suspects in armed robbery of NW Wisconsin bank

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Authorities in Sawyer and Washburn counties are searching for two suspects in the armed robbery of a bank in Stone Lake on Friday afternoon.

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The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office reported that they received a hold-up alarm from the Shell Lake State Bank branch at about 2:50 p.m. Bank employees told deputies that they had been robbed by two armed males wearing ski masks and dark clothing, who left the scene in a white Chevrolet Cavalier headed in the direction of Spooner.

Stone Lake sits on the Sawyer-Washburn county line. Authorities from both counties responded and located the suspect vehicle - but not the suspects - a few miles from the bank. An undisclosed amount of money was taken in the robbery; no one in the bank was injured.

No further description of the suspects was released by authorities as of Saturday morning. The FBI is assisting local authorities with the investigation; anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

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