Three people will be recognized by law enforcement agencies at the Waukesha police station for helping police in the arrest of the man who robbed two Waukesha County banks last year.

CrimeStoppers of Waukesha County in conjunction with the City of Waukesha Police Department and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will honor the three individuals at a ceremony Friday morning at the Waukesha police station, 1901 Delafield St.

The ceremony begins at 8 a.m. and will include Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper, Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson and Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack.

Sgt. Jerry Habanek said the three will be recognized with award certificates and checks because information they provided to law enforcement led to Thomas Clark's arrest.

Clark, 55, was found guilty of two felony counts of robbery of a financial institution in October after he robbed banks in Waukesha and Wales over a three-day span from May 29-June 1.

Judge Lee S. Dreyfus then sentenced Clark to a 25-year sentence in December. Clark will spend 15 years in prison and another 10 on extended supervision.

At a Feb. 17 restitution hearing following the sentencing hearing, Dreyfus also ordered Clark to pay $1,860 as restitution to Town Bank in Wales. 

Clark is serving his sentence at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin.

In the criminal complaint, Clark told police he was using cocaine when he robbed Tri City National Bank, which is inside a Pick 'n Save, 220 E. Sunset Drive, in Waukesha.

He also said in the complaint he used some of the money he stole from Town Bank, 511 N. Wales Road, in Wales to buy drugs and that he gave a large chunk of the stolen cash to his parents.

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