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Incident Report for Case #2020-237391

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/01/2020 - 7:35 PM


N. Baldwin St.


     Concerned community members scared off a knife-wielding robber on N. Baldwin St. Wednesday night after a DeForest man was attacked inside his own SUV.
     The victim said he allowed a stranger to enter his SUV for some type of transaction. The stranger, who was in the back seat, ended up putting the victim in a choke hold with one arm, while putting a knife to the victim's neck with his other hand. He was demanding money and threatening to kill the victim. During the ensuing struggle, the victim yelled out to passersby, who intervened and called police. As this happened, the robber fled.
     The victim ended up with a cut finger and several abrasions.
     The MPD will be reviewing surveillance video looking to identify a suspect.  

Released 07/02/2020 at 11:30 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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