A male suspect was arrested Sunday morning after a nearly four-hour crime spree through Fort Atkinson, according to Fort Atkinson Police Captain Jeff Davis.
It started at 1:55 a.m. Sunday when there was an attempted armed robbery at the Shell gas station at 1680 Janesville Ave.
It should be noted that a story in Tuesday’s paper incorrectly identified the Shell station as the one on Whitewater Avenue. The Daily Union apologizes for the misunderstanding.
The man entered the station and, reportedly showed a knife to the employee. He stole $56 in cash from the till, a Monster energy drink and a pack of cigarettes, according to manager Matt Findlay.
He said the lone employee in the store at the time was not harmed.
However, Davis would not confirm that the weapon was a knife. He also would not disclose what the man stole.
Over the next three hours and 51 minutes, the man reportedly broke the window of Bergey Jewelry and Archery at 203 S. Main St.; threw a rock through the door of the Fort Atkinson Senior Center, 307 Robert St.; attempted to break the window of Tobacco Land, 211 Washington St.; and attempted to throw a rock through the glass door of Johnson Bank, 200 W. Sherman Ave., according to Davis.
The man eventually was arrested at 5:46 a.m. in an alley off Lincoln Street near the Stop-n-Go BP Gas Station at 313 Madison Ave. on the city’s north side, Davis said.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted in the search.
Davis said that police do not believe that drugs were involved. He declined to comment on the man’s identity or any other details of the Sunday morning incident until after the criminal complaint is filed with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.