Suspected Madison bank robber arrested hours later in traffic stop

Suspected Madison bank robber arrested hours later in traffic stop

The man suspected of wearing a scarf over his face while robbing an east Madison bank Thursday is in custody Friday, police said.

Madison police said detectives used bank surveillance images to identify the Old National Bank robber. Officers arrested 28-year-old Justin W. McBride during a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. Friday in the 2000 block of Rusk Street.

Police responded at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to the Old National Bank at 216 Cottage Grove Road for reports of a robbery, according to a release.

Officials said the robber was wearing a dark scarf over his face, and he told bank employees he had a gun. The robber fled with cash and was believed to have gotten into an older, dark, four-door sedan with a bad muffler.

According to the release, the car was driven by someone else, and the robber was the passenger.

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