Investigators looking for armed robbery suspect

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators are still looking for a man who robbed a business near Eau Claire while reportedly wearing a Darth Vader mask.

Deputies say they responded to an armed robbery this morning.
It happened at Wisconsin auto title loans on London road just before 10 am.

“Anybody that was in the area and might have seen somebody running, or jogging or walking in the area (that matches the description) just give the sheriff's office a call,” said Investigator with the Sheriff’s Department, Allan Myren.

Deputies say the man was in his 40's and had a raspy voice; he also had a star-wars type mask over his face.

“He had a ski mask on or some type of mask; some description say-a Darth Vader mask, but it could be just ski mask pulled over his face,” said Myren.

The man had a glove on his right hand.

Deputies say he kept his left hand in his pocket while he demanded money.

They say he never showed a weapon or told anyone that he had one on him.

The man ran off with almost 600 dollars in cash. He headed south on London road.

If you have any information call one of the numbers listed below.

Tipster line- 715-839-4861
Eau Claire County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at 2904 London Road, Eau Claire, Town of Washington. The complainant advised that a M/W approximately 5’09-5’10 wearing a dull red jacket and faded dirty blue jeans, in his 40’s entered the Wi Title company and demanded money. The male had a raspy voice and wrinkles on his forehead but was wearing a black ski-mask and a glove on his right hand as well as a star-wars type mask. The suspect kept his left hand in his pocket while he demanded money and never displayed or threatened that he had a weapon.

The suspect received $590 and fled on foot in the area. No additional information is available and the incident is still under investigation.
TOWN OF WASHINGTON, Wis. (WEAU) -- Investigators are looking for a suspect who reportedly robbed a business while wearing a Darth Vader mask.

It happened Friday morning at Wisconsin Auto Title Loans on London Road near Eau Claire. Eau Claire police say the suspect, who is male, was wearing the mask, a red jacket, and light, dirty jeans when it happened. Investigators were searching the area for the suspect at last report. The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says the suspect ran off with an unknown amount of cash. Late Friday morning, the sheriff's department called the incident an armed robbery. There's no immediate word on what the suspect was armed with.

You're asked to call (715) 839-4972 if you have information. We have a reporter at the scene, and we'll have an update in later newscasts.

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