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      Update: Rapid River credit union robbers apprehended

      Update: Thursday, Jan 20, 11:50 a.m. EST

      An official with the US Attorney's office says the two suspects being lodged in the Marquette County Jail will have their first court appearance either Thursday or Friday. Their names will be released at that time.

      The source declined to say whether law enforcement authorities were seeking any other suspects beyond the three who are already behind bars. He also declined at this time to say where exactly the three suspects were apprehended.


      Update: Thursday, January 20, 8:27 a.m. EST

      Two suspects have been arrested for the robbery of the Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union in Rapid River. The two were taken into custody during the early morning hours Thursday on federal charges of a bank robbery and are lodged in the Marquette County Jail. A third subject was arrested during the investigation and lodged in the Delta County Jail. A multiple agency task force that conducted the investigation was made up of agents from the FBI, Michigan State Police in the Gladstone Post, 8th District HST team, the Delta County Sheriff's Department, the Menominee County Sheriff's Department K-9, Gladstone and Escanaba Public Safety Departments and UPSET detectives.

      A large amount of stolen funds have been recovered. Names of those arrested are being withheld pending arraignment.


      Update: 5:45 p.m. EST

      Police and the FBI are looking for a masked gunman who robbed the Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union in Rapid River Wednesday afternoon. He fled on foot.

      According to Detective Greg Cunningham of the Michigan State Police, the suspect used a handgun in the robbery. He acted alone, authorities say, and is described as being between 5'3' and 5'8".

      The suspect was wearing a camouflage ski mask and a dark-colored baseball cap and sweatshirt.

      No one was injured in the robbery.

      It has not been disclosed yet how much money the suspect escaped with.

      The case is being handled by the FBI in Marquette.


      Update: 4:35 p.m. EST

      Detective Cunningham of the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post has just released a description of the one person involved in the robbery.

      • Caucasian man
      • Between 5'3" and 5'8"
      • Camouflage ski mask
      • Baseball cap

      The man used a handgun in the robbery, which happened around 2:15 in the afternoon, according to police.

      He fled the scene on foot.


      The Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union in Rapid River has been robbed, according to the Michigan State Police.

      The robbery occurred around 2:15 p.m. at 10467 South Main St.

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