Police nab suspect in attempted Janesville bank robbery

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38-year-old Daniel Landis was arrested Friday morning after allegedly attempting to rob the Wisconsin River Bank in Janesville.

Janesville Police say Landis entered the bank, located at 1101 N. Parker Drive at 11:11 a.m. Friday morning, went behind the counter and attempted to pull open the drawers and steal money.

Police say employees confronted Landis and he fled on foot.

Officer Robert Gruenwald happened to be parked at Hyatt and N. Parker Drive when he saw Landis on a dirt bike-type motorcycle jump a curb at a high rate of speed. Police say Ofc. Gruenwald tried to stop Landis in Traxler Park but he fled, leading to a chase through the downtown area to 4th Ward Road.

When Landis allegedly drove into the backyard of a house in the 300 block of South Jackson Street, his bike became trapped behind a fence and cops were able to arrest him.

He was allegedly found to be in possession of a bag and a fake firearm.

Landis was charged with Attempted Armed Robbery, Possession of a Facsimile Firearm, Felony Fleeing, and a Parole Violation.

He was taken to the Rock County Jail.

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