(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Police Department discussed the details surrounding the robbery of Beaver Dam bank with us on WBEV’s Community Comment. On February 3rd, just after 6pm, an unidentified person walked into the Chase Bank at 124 North Spring Street and presented the bank teller with a note demanding cash from the cash drawer. The threat of a weapon was implied but a weapon was not displayed. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.
Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson notes that the bank was in the process of closing when the crime was committed. He says criminals often target those “closing hours” because there is a chance the money is moving from the cash register to the vault and the chance of witnesses goes down. Johnson says he is confident the perpetrator will be brought to justice. He says he cannot remember the last (quote) “local” bank robber that was not caught. Johnson says the information from the case is also handed over to the FBI who can determine if the individual is targeting banks on a broader scale.
The suspect is described as wearing dark clothing with a hoodie over his head, sunglasses and a white colored mask or bandana. Anyone with information is asked to contact Beaver Dam Police Lieutenant of Detectives Terrence Gebhardt at 920-887-4614 or the Beaver Dam Police Department at 920-887-4612.