Elm Grove bank robbery: Police release clear surveillance photos, suspect quickly arrested & charged

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WAUKESHA COUNTY — Charges have been filed against a Milwaukee man who was quickly arrested after Elm Grove police released clear surveillance photos following an armed robbery at the TCF Bank on Bluemound Road that happened on Tuesday, February 2nd.

The surveillance photos were released on Wednesday — and one of three suspects wanted in the case was arrested later that same day.

Elijah McGee

Elijah McGee

20-year-old Elijah McGee of Milwaukee is now facing one count of robbery of a financial institution, use of a dangerous weapon.

According to the criminal complaint, around 11:30 a.m. on February 2nd, police were dispatched to the TCF Bank on Bluemound Road for an armed robbery.

Police spoke with the branch manager, who said she was sitting in her office when she heard someone yell: “Put the money in the bag.”

A teller told police two young men had entered the bank. One of them approached the counter holding a small gun, while the other man was holding a rifle. The teller said one of the men jumped over the counter. One of the men was wearing a scarf over his face.

The men were able to flee the bank with money — a total of $7,239, according to the complaint. A witness told investigators he saw the suspects enter a waiting getaway vehicle and flee the scene.

An assistant manager at the bank told police while inside the bank, the suspects were waving their guns and threatening to shoot employees.

Armed robbery at TCF Bank in Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

Armed robbery at TCF Bank in Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

Armed robbery at TCF Bank in Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

Armed robbery at TCF Bank in Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

During their investigation, police learned one suspect had left a deposit slip and a pen on the counter. The second suspect had placed his hands on the counter, and had left some shoe prints there.

Armed robbery at TCF Bank on Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

Armed robbery at TCF Bank on Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

Surveillance video showed investigators that the getaway vehicle was an older model blue Chevrolet Lumina with a tan driver’s side upper corner panel.

Investigators obtained clear surveillance photos of the suspect that were released to the media and shared on social media.

McGee eventually turned himself in to the Milwaukee Police Department on February 3rd after consulting with a family member who is a retired police officer.

Police continue to seek the second suspect in this case, as well as the getaway driver.

Elijah McGee will be in court in this case on March 3rd for his preliminary hearing.

Armed robbery at TCF Bank in Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

Armed robbery at TCF Bank in Bluemound Road in Elm Grove

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  • Katrina

    He looks like a liberal idiot in his grade school mugshot. Real tough with dat gun. Too bad clint wasn’t around with smith and wesson to blow that scum to kingdom come.

    • libertarian

      Katrina you are the problem you think guns are the solution? These kids just needed some extra cash to buy the things you’ve become accustomed to from your conservative cronies robbing from the less fortunate in society. To suggest this man be shot by a Smith and Wesson Is a crime in and of itself. Killing is not the answer. Gun free America is the answer. People like you should not be allowed to possess or carry guns when you speak such hideous language as to the young man being shot.

      • atacs

        Libertarian, are you implying that good citizens should be arms free but the criminals remain armed and that they should be allowed to steal and rob because their poor and impoverished? If you are I consider you to be a terrorist in my country.

      • Petey

        “they just needed some extra cash”? Are you kiddin’ me. It’s called WORKING for a living. What an idiotic statement. You condone what they’ve done just because “they just needed some extra cash”? Because they don’t have the things I WORKED HARD FOR ALL OF MY LIFE? The things I went to school for?

      • Fred

        Libertarian is just trolling for an argument to get people worked up. @Libertard: I promise not to use any of my guns to stop a criminal from robbing, hurting or killing you or any of your family. In stead of gun free America, lets just have people like Libertard wear a pin that shows they are offended by guns. Then, those of us that are respectful citizens will know not to use guns in their presence.

  • Jamal Jenkum

    Torture it mercilessly until it gives up the names of is accomplices. Make sure to force it’s mammy to watch.

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