Police searching for suspect in armed robbery

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (LAKE HALLIE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, officers were requested to respond to an address in the 14600 block of 46th Ave North in the Village of Lake Hallie for a report of an armed robbery that occurred at about 2:45am. This area is about 2 blocks south of the Halmstad School in Chippewa Falls. The officers were told that a female subject (age 23) was asleep on the living room couch when she felt her blanket move. The victim stated that it was dark in the room but she observed a man with a silver gun standing over her and they made eye contact.

It was reported that the male subject then started walking to the rear door of the residence, holding a posture with a gun pointed at her. The subject then fled out the rear door to the residence which at this time was open. The victim got up and quickly locked the door. The female then woke up other residents in the home and advised them of what happened. Police were then called to investigate. There are no suspects at this time.

Stolen was the female’s purse and belongings in the purse including an undetermined amount of cash. Other items were stolen from a car parked in the driveway outside. There were no signs of forced entry and no one was injured.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing a bright colored bandana which covered most of his face. He was reported to be carrying a silver pistol. The suspect was described as approximately 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds. He appeared to be in his young 20’s for an approximate age.

The matter is still under investigation.

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