Charges filed against attempted bank robbery suspect

MARINETTE, Wisc. — Charges have been filed against the man who allegedly attempted to rob a Wisconsin bank late last week.

According to the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access system, Ross Anthony Bertucci, 32 of Crivitz, Wisconsin, is charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors in connection to the attempted robbery of the State Bank of Florence in the Village of Wausaukee Friday morning. Bertucci will be facing two counts of attempted robbery with threat of force and use of a dangerous weapon. Each of those counts carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

In addition to the robbery charges, Bertucci is being charged for possession of a firearm after being convicted of an a out-of-state felony and theft of movable property. Those charges carry maximum prison terms of ten and six years respectively. Bertucci will also face two misdemeanors, including possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested by Marinette County Sheriff’s Deputies after attempting to enter the bank with his face covered while armed with a handgun. He was unable to gain entry after an alert clerk from a nearby gas station reached out to the bank to alert those inside of his presence.

The incident is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. A date for Bertucci’s next appearance in Marinette County Circuit Court has not yet been set.