Rockford Scanner™: Multiple Armed Robberies Near Janesville



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Arrest of Robbery suspect for an incident that occurred in the 2800-2900 block of Woodlane Drive.

Between December 20th, 2018 and January 4th, 2019 the Janesville Police Department responded to three similar robberies in the 2800-2900 block of Woodlane Drive. During the most recent robbery we learned from the victim that the suspect handled some of his personal belongings which were then left behind at the scene. These items were processed for the presence of fingerprints by J.P.D. Identification Officer Van Fossen.

Today we developed a suspect after the fingerprints that were lifted from the victim’s personal items were matched to that of a 15 year old Janesville boy. We have charged the 15 year old with the following crimes for the robbery that occurred on January 4th, 2019:

• Robbery
• Burglary
• False Imprisonment

We will continue to investigate this incident, as we believe that the other two robberies may be linked to this crime. We strongly encourage the public to contact us if they have any knowledge of these crimes.

To provide information about these crimes please call the Rock County Communications Center at (608)757-2244, call CrimeStoppers at 756-3636, or leave a tip using the P3 Application on your smartphone.


Community Advisory – Recent Robberies in the 2800-2900 block of Woodlane Dr.

Since December 20th, 2018 the Janesville Police Department has responded to three armed robberies in the 2800 to 2900 blocks of Woodlane Drive and adjacent area. We are providing this information to advise the public of these crimes, and to seek any information that citizens may have.

All three crimes have taken place after 11 p.m. and have the following similarities:
• The suspect was described as approximately 5’6” tall male black or hispanic, with a slim build.
He wore dark clothing, and concealed his face with a bandanna, ski mask or similar.
• Produced a handgun with a black frame and a silver colored slide.
• Two of the victims were struck in the head with the handgun during the robbery.
• The suspect confronted the victims while they were walking in the area and demanded their money, or property.

Citizens should be aware of these recent crimes, and take measures to protect themselves from becoming a victim:
• Consider walking in pairs
• Be aware of your surroundings
• Report suspicious activity to the police

If you have information about this crime please call the Rock County Communications Center at (608)757-2244, call CrimeStoppers at 756-3636, or leave a tip using the P3 Application on your smartphone.

 


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