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High school photo leads to robbery arrest


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police officials say a witness to a credit union robbery recognized the suspect as a former high school classmate, and a yearbook photo helped investigators track the man down.

Records show 21-year old Brandon Stull of Madison was arrested Wednesday, in connection with the Monday robbery of the Summit Credit Union branch on Theier Road.

Madison police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says a credit union employee recognized the suspect as a fellow Monona Grove High School classmate, but did not recall the man's name. DeSpain says the witness looked through photos in her high school yearbook and spotted the person she believed held-up her credit union branch. DeSpain says detectives used the yearbook photo lead to contact and arrest Stull.

DeSpain says officers found discarded clothing at the scene of the crime, and says while the evidence could help as the case continues, the witness' high school recollection was critical to a swift arrest.

DeSpain says authorities are looking for a second man, 19-year old Justin Harlow of Sun Prairie, in connection with the heist. DeSpain says investigators believe Harlow received some of the stolen money from the credit union.


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