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Beloit robbery suspect in custody

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Beth Wheelock
September 25, 2009

After two bank robberies in less than a week, Beloit Police are happy to have a suspect in custody.


Captain Bill Tyler says police investigation revealed 30-year-old Ryan S. Nehls is responsible for Monday's robbery at First American Credit Union on Fourth Street and Thursday's robbery of the M&I Bank downtown branch on East Grand Avenue. In each case, a man entered the institution and presented a note demanding cash.


Tyler says Nehls was on probation out of the Janesville Office of the Department of Corrections. He had been staying in Janesville until he absconded from supervision. He is on probation for previous charges of robbery, burglary and other crimes.


He's being held on two counts of bank robbery and and outstanding DOC warrant.


He was taken into custody shortly before noon Friday.



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