Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Last Friday's Excitement - Updated Again

WE had some excitement here last Friday with lots of cops and an armed robber. According to a customer who's a cop, as well as this news bite I found online, they think they've got the guy.

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2007, 10:30 a.m.
By Jacqueline Seibel

Arrest made in pharmacy robberies

Waukesha police have arrested a Waukesha man they believe robbed the Kmart pharmacy twice in the last month, Lt. William H. Graham said today.

The man, 31, may be charged in Circuit Court later today, Graham said.

The Kmart pharmacy, 120 E. Sunset Drive, was robbed on May 5 and again last Friday. The man demanded OxyContin in both incidents.

In the latest robbery, a handgun and sweatshirt were left near the door of an apartment building about three blocks from the store, Graham said.

With the assistance of federal authorities, police were able to trace the handgun and find the owner.

The owner of the handgun is the man who was arrested on suspicion of committing the crimes, Graham said.

Police searched the man's apartment in the 1500 block of Big Bend but were unable to recover the drugs.

They have not determined if the person committed similar robberies in Hartland, Germantown and West Allis and another one in Waukesha.

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