Local tips helped lead to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect who held up a Waukesha PDQ gas station at gunpoint about two weeks ago, police announced Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The department received numerous tips from the community about the suspect's truck, which officers found and seized as evidence, according to a news release. The suspect, a man, was arrested Sept. 29 and is incarcerated at the Waukesha County Jail on a probation warrant.
Police declined to identify the man, but said formal charges against him are pending and could be filed soon. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to the release.
"We are going to hold off on releasing any further details until the suspect is charged," said Lt. Joe Hendricks in an email. "However, this case was a true partnership with the community, the media and police department working together to get the suspect safely into custody."
The department asked for the public's help in identifying the suspect after he reportedly walked into a local PDQ gas station, 2106 S. West Ave., on Sept. 20 brandishing a firearm and demanded money from a clerk. The man fled before officers responded to the scene.
Police distributed a surveillance photo of the suspect, who was wearing a mask and a hat, and his truck.