Bank robbery case cracked
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MEQUON - In the fall of 2012 surveillance video showed a man waiting in line at the Chase Bank located at 5909 W. Mequon Rd. in Mequon, Wisconsin.
The man wrote a note demanding money while waiting and passed the paper to a teller. The guy did not hide his face during the robbery. The FBI quickly identified the man in the video.
"The individual in question is Anthony Taylor," said Special Agent Robert Botsch.
Anthony Taylor was known to police. He was convicted and served time in prison for robbing multiple banks in Wisconsin. Investigators compared his mug shot to the pictures from the Mequon bank and asked TODAY'S TMJ4 viewers to help Crack That Case.
"It's my understanding the FBI got several calls and we followed up on those leads," explained Detective Andy Fischer with Mequon Police.
This week those leads paid off. Police arrested Taylor in Milwaukee on Monday January 7, 2013.
"Based on some statements he made he knew he had been on TV and we were looking for you," said Fischer.
The FBI had an idea where Taylor was hanging out. "We believe Mr. Taylor is still within your viewing area specifically the city of Milwaukee and likely the North Side," said Agent Botsch.
Milwaukee Police found Taylor where they suspected near 49th and Center. Now Taylor is off the streets behind bars facing more time in prison if convicted for this latest bank robbery. "We definitely would like to thank the viewers.
This case is cracked," said Fischer. A priority case police say is now closed. Taylor is currently being held in the Ozaukee County jail. He made his initial court appearance this week and is due back in court in February.