Vehicle of interest ID’d in Plain bank robbery

Deputies: Vehicle was seen leaving nearby car wash, heading toward Spring Green
Vehicle of interest ID’d in Plain bank robbery
Vehicle of interest in Plain bank robbery

Sauk County sheriff’s deputies said an investigation into a bank robbery in the village of Plain has led them to identify a vehicle of interest.

On Oct. 7 three bank employees in Plain were taken to a hospital after pepper spray was used in an armed robbery.

Officers were called to People’s Community Bank at 1065 Main St. at 10:05 a.m. for a report of a bank robbery, officials said. The masked robbers directed their handguns at bank employees and forced them to turn over money from different areas of the bank.

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. The robbers escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Two Africa-American men were seen running into a nearby car wash behind the bank, officials said. The robbers were wearing dark-colored clothing with the majority of their faces covered.

Based on information deputies learned during the investigation, a vehicle of interest has been identified as a dark-colored minivan, which was seen leaving the area of a nearby car wash and heading south on Highway 23 toward Spring Green.

Investigators believe the minivan was being driven by a white female with short brown hair, according to the release. The vehicle appears to have a clear driver’s-side window and dark tinted windows in the back.

The case remains under investigation, and officials ask anyone with information on the incident to call the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department at 1-800-377-1195.