Two suspects arrested in Racine ATM robbery case

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Two suspects connected to an ATM robbery in Racine on Wednesday, Aug. 4, were located and arrested in Illinois Thursday morning, Aug. 5.

The incident spawned from the Racine Police Department (RAPD) responding to a Chase Bank located at 5815 21st St. Wednesday, Aug. 4, in reference to a robbery complaint.

Once on scene, authorities say officers learned that while an ATM technician was working on the ATM machine, two male suspects quickly approached wearing full masks.

Officials say the technician put his hands up and the two suspects removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the ATM.

The suspects then fled the area in a vehicle.

Racine police investigators responded by broadcasting the suspect and vehicle descriptions.

The Illinois State Police were able to locate the suspect's vehicle and attempted a traffic stop which led to a vehicle pursuit.

Authorities say the vehicle pursuit ended in Ford County, Illinois with the two male suspects fleeing on foot.

A search ensued involving multiple agencies, including air units, officers on foot and K-9 units.

RAPD says the search was conducted throughout the night with both suspects being taken into custody by 11 a.m. on Aug. 5.

Racine police thanked Illinois Law Enforcement for their help in the case in a statement released Thursday.

"The Racine Police Department would like to express their gratitude to all the Illinois Law Enforcement agencies that worked tirelessly throughout the night to locate the robbery suspects." 

Investigators are still interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime.

Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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