Third suspect arrested in string of Dane County bank robberies

 The Madison Police Department's Violent Crime Unit, with assistance from the FBI, arrested a third suspect this past weekend in connection with a string of bank robberies in the Madison area.

Robert L. Minette Jr., 31, was arrested in Shakopee, Minnesota and faces charges of robbery of a financial institution. He is facing extradition back to Wisconsin.

Earlier this month, a judge set bond at $500,000 dollars for Jonathan Thompson, another one of the suspects in the bank robbery spree.

Madison police say Thompson is part of a larger group of criminals involved in nine bank robberies in the Madison area.

Online court records show Thompson's cash bond was signed on Tuesday. As conditions of his bond, Thompson cannot be at any NCUA or FDIC-insured institution.

Thompson and and a third suspect, Kiefah A. Marbra faces charges in connection with the robberies.

Police say the trio were involved in these robberies:

-- January 8th robbery at Old National Bank, 216 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison

-- January 26th robbery at Chase Bank, 4513 Milwaukee St., Madison

-- January 30th robbery at Associated Bank, 3002 Fish Hatchery Rd., Fitchburg

-- February 2nd robbery at Old National Bank, 302 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison

-- February 8th robbery at Associated Bank, 1720 Monroe St., Madison

-- February 13th robbery at Old National Bank, 1516 W. Main St., Sun Prairie

-- February 19th robbery at Associated Bank, 2420 Allen Blvd., Middleton

-- February 22nd robbery at Wells Fargo, 6622 University Ave., Middleton

-- February 22nd robbery at U.S. Bank, 4602 East Towne Blvd., Madison

Police say the three are not connected to the attempted robbery earlier in March at the Chase Bank on Milwaukee Street where the alleged robber was shot and killed by a security guard.

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