Suspect in robbery spree arrested on Green Bay's west side

Published: Nov. 27, 2018 at 3:13 PM CST
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A suspect in a recent series of armed robberies was arrested Tuesday on Green Bay's far west side.

At about 1:30 p.m., police received information that the suspect was at a home in the 2700 block of Osha-He-Ta Trail.

Police surrounded the home and the Green Bay Police Department SWAT team was called to the scene. Officers did not know if the man would be armed with weapons he used in the robberies.

"Since the robberies contained a threat of weapons at the robberies, officers surrounded that residence and were calling for additional personnel to set up a perimeter around that house, and to notify all the people in the community in the 2700 block of Osha-He-Ta to make sure everybody was safe," says Capt. Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Dept.

Area schools were placed on temporary lockdown as a precaution. Lockdowns were lifted by 2:43 p.m.

Police say the suspect, a 26-year-old man, surrendered without incident. His name was not released.

Police believe he was involved in robberies at convenience stores and a Subway restaurant.

From here, officers are working to determine what a motive may be, and whether the suspect was working alone or with a group.

“We're going to also work with other law enforcement jurisdictions, not only here in Green Bay, but other surrounding law enforcement jurisdictions to see if there were any robberies outside the City of Green Bay that this individual may be responsible for,” Capt. Warych says.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and officers will be in the area throughout the afternoon.