Plain bank robbery

Sauk County Sheriff's Department vehicles and a mobile command center block the main street in the village of Plain after the Oct. 7 bank robbery at The Peoples Community Bank.

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister had no updates to report Wednesday in the investigation into the Oct. 7 robbery of The Peoples Community Bank in Plain.

He said the department is continuing to investigate the incident and follow up on leads. No arrests have been made at this point.

Just before 10 a.m. on the Tuesday morning, two men allegedly entered the bank in the southwestern Sauk County village, threatened employees with handguns and sprayed them with pepper spray before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The alleged assailants wore dark-colored clothing and masks that obscured their faces. They are believed to be African-American.

Meister said in October that his office received assistance from the FBI.

Later in October, the Sheriff’s Department reported it had identified a vehicle of interest in its investigation. On the morning of the robbery, two African-American men were seen running into a car wash behind the Peoples Community Bank. A dark-colored minivan, possibly driven by a white female with short brown hair, was seen leaving the area and traveling south on State Highway 23 toward Spring Green.

The department released an image of the vehicle taken by a surveillance camera.

In an Oct. 8 news release, the Wisconsin Bankers Association and The Peoples Community Bank of Mazomanie offered up to $50,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robbery.

The sheriff’s office has asked anyone with knowledge of this or any other crime to call 1-800-377-1195 or Sauk County Crimestoppers at 1-888-847-7285.

Reporter for Capital Newspapers