On 06/02/2017 at approximately 11:57 AM the Richland County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a burglary at the Iron Horse Saloon in Viola. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered that the suspect(s) forced entry in to the establishment through the back door. Once inside suspect parties used a plasma cutter to gain entry in to the ATM machine where almost $5,000 in twenty dollar bills was removed. No other items are reported missing. The investigation is ongoing.
If anyone has information about this crime they are encouraged to contact the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 608-647-2016 or Richland Area Crime Stoppers at 608-647-CLUE (2583). Callers to the Crime Stoppers line may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.