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Anchor Bank robber tied to Madison heists

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Gazette staff
May 22, 2012
— Janesville police think two people involved in a bank robbery Saturday later parked at Woodman's market two blocks away and put license plates back on their car before fleeing with $250 from the bank.

Police are seeking a silver 2003-08 Toyota Corolla, according to a Wisconsin Crime Alert Network bulletin distributed Monday afternoon. The car could have damage to its right rear bumper area, according to the bulletin.


Police think the man who entered the bank was involved in bank robberies in Madison and Middleton earlier this month, according to the bulletin.


Employees at Anchor Bank, 2215 Holiday Drive, Janesville, activated a robbery alarm at 11:48 a.m. Saturday, according to police documents. A white male in his 20s wearing a Mac Tools baseball cap, aviator-style sunglasses, a white long-sleeved T-shirt and tan shorts entered the bank and demanded cash. He told bank employees he had a gun, according to police reports.


Employees gave the man $250, according to police reports.


The man left the bank through a north entrance and got into a silver Toyota Corolla parked on the east side. The car was photographed by a surveillance camera two blocks away in the parking lot of Woodman's, 2631 Liberty Lane, where two men put license plates back on the vehicle, according to the crime alert bulletin.


Anyone with information about the crime may call the Janesville Police Department at (608) 755-3100 or Janesville Area CrimeStoppers at (608) 756-3636 or send a text message to 274637. Type JACS plus the message.



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