Two people have been arrested and charged with six bank robberies in the Madison, Middleton and Janesville areas.
Michael Benike, 29, of Madison, and Tara Thousand, 25, of Mt. Horeb, were arrested Friday by FBI agents, along with police officers from the Madison and Mount Horeb police departments.
In a criminal complaint, police said the pair "knowingly took by force and violence, and by intimidation, money" from six banks over the last few months.
The complaint said this pair robbed Associated Bank on Allen Boulevard in Middleton on May 9, Associated Bank on West Broadway in Madison on May 14, Anchor Bank on Holiday Drive in Janesville on May 19, M&I Bank on Mineral Point Road in Madison on May 23, Anchor Bank on South Westfield Road in Madison on June 6 and Home Savings on Mineral Point Road in Madison on June 8.