Thursday, July 19, 2012

Suspect Accused Of Robbing Ten Southeastern Wisconsin Banks Held On Bond

"Ball Cap" bank robber

Michael J. Scott

Photo: Washington County Sheriff's Department

Couple taken into custody by authorities for allegedly robbing a U.S. Bank in Germantown.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 19, 2012

West Bend, WI - On Monday, the Germantown Police Department filed a motion in a Washington County Circuit Court to hold Michael J. Scott, 36, of Randolph, Wisconsin for further proceedings on an ongoing investigation in connection with a U.S. Bank robbery in Germantown. Scott admitted to police of committing ten bank robberies. He is being held on a $25,000 cash bond and a hearing is set for August 1.
Multiple state felony bank robbery charges are pending against Scott. The U.S. Attorney's office is expected to also file federal charges against Scott for multiple bank robberies.
Last Friday,  a Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy and a Milwaukee police officer arrested two suspects for robbing Germantown bank. One of the suspects, Michael J. Scott is accused of robbing at least ten banks in southeastern Wisconsin. Scott and another suspect, a 28-year-old female were spotted by a Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy at a gas station in the 600 block of W. Becher St. around 3:30 p.m. in Milwaukee's south side after robbing a U.S. Bank on County Line Rd. and Appleton earlier in the day. A sheriff's deputy and a Milwaukee police officer were able to take the suspects into custody without incident at the local gas station.
The deputy was able to identified the vehicle from a description provided from a bank robbery in Germantown. The case was turned over to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for further proceedings. The suspects are expected to be charged with multiple felony counts connected to the bank robberies.
Scott became known as the serial "Ball Cap" bank robber who never wore a mask, also wore the same clothing in several occassions while robbing a bank and was considered dangerous.
The bank association offered $8,500 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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