Suspected bank robbers crash off Beltline after high-speed chase, police say

Police have arrested two suspected bank robbers Tuesday after a high-speed chase between Stoughton and Madison, according to a news release.

The Stoughton Police Department said an armed robbery at the Home Savings Bank in Stoughton was reported at 12:46 p.m.

According to the report, two men armed with handguns were fleeing the bank in a silver Chrysler vehicle with a Michigan license plate. The vehicle fled west on Highway 51.

Dane County deputies spotted the vehicle near County Road B north of Stoughton and pursued it, police said. The vehicle was traveling at nearly 90 mph. Officials attempted to use tire deflation devices to stop the vehicle near McFarland.

The vehicle continued north on Highway 51, west on Highway 12/18 at speeds up to 120 mph, according to the report. The vehicle turned off on Seminole Highway, onto the frontage road and later crashed near Saint Joseph’s Church, just off the Beltline. The suspects fled on foot for a short distance and were taken into custody.

The FBI, ATF, Fitchburg and Madison police, and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office are assisting in the ongoing investigation.

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