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Robbery Suspect Quickly Taken Into Custody

Post Date:01/23/2017 4:30 PM
An individual, believed to be involved in several downtown robberies, is in police custody.

On January 23, 2017, at 1:04 PM, Appleton Police Department officers responded to the area of N. Oneida Street and E. Harris Street for a strong-arm robbery. Based on the suspect description, an officer located and detained a subject, in the aforementioned area. Several minutes later, a call was received of an individual attempting to rob US Bank, 200 N. Durkee Street. It was quickly determined the suspect was already in custody.

The ongoing investigation indicates a female entered the US Bank office on N. Durkee Street, announcing her intentions to rob the bank.  Without receiving money, she fled on foot from the bank.  

The same subject went to the area of N. Oneida Street and E. Harris Street.  She physically struggled with a female, stealing the victim’s purse.  While struggling for her purse, the 64 year-old victim incurred a non-life threatening, lower body injury.  She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

The suspect fled from the scene of the strong-armed robbery and attempted to hide some of her clothing in a nearby building.  Having removed some of her outer clothing, she was still in the area when the officer saw her.

The strong-arm robbery was received by dispatch prior to the attempted bank robbery being reported.

The Appleton Police Department has a 44 year-old, Appleton female in custody for the two incidents.  She is confined at the Outagamie County Jail on charges of Disorderly Conduct and Strong Armed Robbery.  Additional charges are anticipated.   

If anyone has information regarding either incident, they are encouraged to call Sgt. Schira at the Appleton Police Department (920) 832-5574.  If you have information, but wish to remain anonymous, please consider Text-A-Tip.  Text CRIMES (274-637) with the keyword APDTIPS at the start of the text.

For additional information please contact Sgt. Lund at (920) 832-5509. 
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