West Bend Bank Robbery Suspect Just Released

7/11/11 – He’d only been out of prison for two days, but authorities say that’s when 35-year-old Russell Smith robbed a bank. Smith is accused of cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet a day after meeting with his probation officer. Then, authorities say he stole a bunch of beer. After drinking at a park, he reportedly went to a nearby Walmart, stole a bike, a backpack, a BB gun and a tent, before drinking for the rest of the day. Arresting officers say Smith rode that stolen bicycle to M&I bank in West Bend, handing a note to a teller demanding money and showing the BB gun. He was stopped and arrested while riding near Lake Lucas a few minutes later.