GREEN BAY/LUXEMBURG, Wis. (WBAY) - An Ashwaubenon man suspected in a robbery spree in Green Bay and Luxemburg was formally charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery.
Brown County Jail photo
A court ordered Jaccob Pate held in lieu of $30,000 cash bond at his initial appearance Wednesday.
Police believe starting at 7:30 Monday night, he robbed a liquor store on Military Ave. on Green Bay's west side, a gas station on Ashland Ave. at 11 p.m., then tried to rob another gas station on University Ave. on Green Bay's east side at 4:15 Tuesday morning -- but in that case, the cashier closed the till and said "no," and the robber then left, but tried to pump gas before driving off at a high rate of speed.
Luxemburg Police say a man with the same description robbed Main Street Crossing about 40 minutes after the aborted gas station robbery.
In each case, the robber showed a gun in his hand.
According to the criminal complaint, police were given information about the robber's Ford Edge, which is owned by the suspect's mother.
Officers were waiting for Pate when he returned home. He was wearing the same shoes the robber is seen wearing in security photos, and in the SUV officers found a hooded sweatshirt and cap that matched descriptions from the robberies.
Pate admitted to the four robberies and told investigators it was because of a drug habit and to provide for his family. He figured he got a couple hundred dollars from the robberies and already "spent a lot of it."
He said the gun he used was a fake but told police it was gone.