The Madison Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a suspected serial bank robber, continuing to investigate six incidents assumed to be related.
One of six attempted robberies occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at a Chase Bank location near the intersection of North High Point Road and Old Sauk Road. MPD officers documented this as the second attempted robbery, the first being successful, at this same location.
MPD reports said that July 14 a man advanced towards the teller, showed he possessed a firearm and demanded money.
“MPD detectives say it is quite possible a July bank robber was thinking about holding up the same financial institution,” said Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain, “but got spooked and ran before committing another crime.”
Two robberies at Anchor Bank and Heritage Credit Union both occurred within two weeks of one another. At Union Bank & Trust in the Village of Oregon, another attempted robbery happened Aug. 26, while a burglary transpired at a U.S. Bank location on Cottage Road Sept. 10.
“They [MPD] have also found crimes are generally occurring on Fridays or Saturdays, typically during the morning hours,” DeSpain also wrote.
Officials say the individual is a 6-foot-tall African-American male between the ages of 30 and 40, weighing between 220 and 250 pounds. He traditionally is seen wearing a gray or black hoodie and sunglasses, as well as a bandana covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.