Banks robbed in Madison and Middleton during 90 minute span

MADISON (WKOW) -- Police in Madison and Middleton are investigating three separate bank robberies that took place Thursday within a span of about 90 minutes.

Middleton police responded about 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, to the report of an armed robbery which had occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank at 6622 University Ave. in the City of Middleton.

Employees described the suspect as black male, with a thin build, and he was wearing all black.  His face was partially covered. A handgun was displayed during the robbery. 

The suspect left the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the Middleton Police Department

The Middleton Police Department is asking anyone who may have information or witnessed this incident to contact the police department at 608-824-7300, tipster line at 608-824-7304, or text at 608-824-7300.

About a half hour later, Madison police were dispatched about 12:45 p.m. for a report of a possible bank robbery at the Associated Bank at 1720 Monroe Street.

The robber was described as being of mixed race, male, wearing glasses, a black hat and shoes that were red on the soles, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

The robber indicated he had a weapon, although none was seen. He fled with cash.

Then at about 1:50 p.m., a gunman robbed the U.S. Bank at 4602 East Towne Blvd.

The robber is described as a male, black, 5'6", 20's, thin build, wearing all black clothing including black face mask and carrying a backpack.

His description is similar to those provided by victims at several other recent bank robberies. In this case, a black handgun was displayed as the man demanded money. He fled with some of the bank's cash. Officers are currently in the area searching for clues and a suspect.


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