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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Fitchburg Police respond to an Armed Robbery

Incident Type: Armed Robbery

Incident Date: 12/31/19

Date of Release: 12/31/19

Case #: 19-20855

Completed By: Sgt. Pete Johnston

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 7:03 p.m., officers from the Fitchburg Police Department responded to the Pancheros Mexican Grill at 6309 Mckee Rd for a report of an armed robbery. Officers discovered that a male suspect had entered the restaurant and made a demand for money from one of the employees using an implied threat. After receiving money from the employee he immediately fled from the restaurant on foot. A K9 track was attempted with the assistance of the Middleton Police Department K9 however the suspect was not located.

None of the employees or customers were injured during this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to:

  • Contact the Fitchburg Police Department at (608) 270-4300
  • Contact the Fitchburg Police Department’s Anonymous Tipster Line at (608) 270-4321
  • Send a text to 847411 with the Keyword “Fitchburg”
  • Contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014 www.madisonareacrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.

Suspect Information:

The suspect is described as an adult white male, approximately 5'10", medium build, wearing a black jacket, sunglasses, gray pants and brown boots.

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