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UPDATE: Bank robber arrested in Janesville

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- A Janesville man faces several charges, including two counts of armed robbery. 

Police arrested 40-year-old Michael Batiste Saturday after a bank robbery on Blackbridge Road in Janesville.  Batiste is also accused of robbing a Quick Cash store earlier in the month.

Batiste is in the Rock County Jail awaiting formal charges.


JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Police believe a man accused of robbing a bank Saturday is also responsible for another robbery this month.

Just before 10 a.m. Saturday a man demanded money from a teller at Commercial Bank at 1400 Blackbridge Road.

The suspect was described as a black man, around 5'7", with a scruffy beard and red hat.  Police located a man matching that description in an apartment building next to the bank.

Investigators say he was likely involved with a robbery at a Quick Cash store in Janesville on September 12.

Police have not released the man's name. 

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