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Police investigating armed robbery, high speed chase in Sparta

By: WEAU Staff Email
By: WEAU Staff Email
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Sparta Wis. (WEAU) - An armed robbery in Sparta leads police on a high speed chase.

The Sparta Police Department says 27 year-old Anthony Keepers of Baraboo walked into the BP Sparta Travel Center just before midnight Monday night with a gun and demanded money.

Keepers then drove a stolen car onto HWY 16 going westbound towards La Crosse.

Police chased the car going over 125 MPH.

Keepers lost control of the car, rolling it into a field.

He was hospitalized with non life-threating injuries.

He is expected to be released Tuesday and the incident is under investigation.

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