Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2013-346654

Incident Type

Robbery

Incident Date

11/03/2013 - 1:13 AM

Address

2601 Shopko Dr. (Kelley Williamson Mobil)

Arrested

John C. Lawton, age 52, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Armed Robbery

Victim(s)

Female, age 54

Details

Witnesses and surveillance video helped lead the MPD to a robbery suspect early Sunday morning. He entered the Kelley Williamson Mobil, 2601 Shopko Dr., shortly after 1:00 a.m. No weapon was displayed, but the robber kept a hand in a pocket, and the 54-year old clerk thought he might have a gun. It turned out he did have a scissors in his pocket, but it was not displayed. As he fled the gas station, witnesses saw him get into a getaway van. They were able to provide good descriptions of both the suspect and the vehicle. Responding officers then used outside surveillance images to determine a license plate for the van. This led them to the suspect's residence where he confessed to the crime. He told police he had already spent robbery proceeds on drugs. 

Released 11/04/2013 at 11:19 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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