Reward offered, more photos released of bank robbery

Bank employees sprayed with pepper spray Tuesday morning
Reward offered, more photos released of bank robbery

The Wisconsin Bankers Association is offering a reward for information on the bank robbery that sent three employees to the hospital Tuesday.

The WBA and the Peoples Community Bank of Mazomanie are offering a reward up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the robbery at the People’s Community Bank in Plain, according to a release.

Sauk County dispatch said officers were called to People’s Community Bank at 1065 Main St. at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a bank robbery.

The masked robbers pointed their handguns at bank employees and forced them to turn over money from different areas of the bank, police said.

After a short time inside, the robbers directed bank employees to a corner of the facility and started to spray them with what officials believe was pepper spray, according to a release. They escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Officials said the robbers were wearing dark-colored clothing with the majority of their faces covered. There’s no description of any vehicle used.

The bank employees were transported to Sauk Prairie Hospital for treatment for exposure to suspected pepper spray and were released, according to the release.

Ten to 15 officers from at least five jurisdictions responded to search the area, and the FBI office in Milwaukee was notified and is responding to assist in the investigation.

Officials ask anyone with information on the incident to call the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department at 1-800-377-1195.