Madison
44° F
Advertisement

Police find suspected Evansville pharmacy robber

Published On: Feb 24 2014 05:44:11 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 24 2014 08:42:19 PM CST

Photo courtesy Evansville Police Department

Paul Engel, type of stolen vehicle police are looking for

EVANSVILLE, Wis. -

Rock County Sheriff's deputies located a man allegedly involved in a pharmacy robbery Monday afternoon, according to the release.

Officials found Paul M. Engel, 56, who allegedly robbed the Evansville Family Health Pharmacy at 21 W. Main St. in Evansville around 2:15 p.m.

Engel was taken into custody in a stolen vehicle around 7:50 p.m.

Engel allegedly had a scarf wrapped around his face and was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a black vest and black pants during the robbery, according to the release.

Officers in the area pursued someone to 34 S. Main St. and surrounded the house, authorities said. The residence was eventually searched, but Engel was not found.

Witnesses in the area told police Engel may have exited the back door of the home and fled the area when he was initially chased into the home, according to the release.

Around 4:45 p.m., police received a report of a stolen vehicle, which they thought Engel may have taken.

According to the Evansville Police Department, Engel was driving the stolen vehicle, which is a 1996 white Buick Park Avenue with a black cloth top.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: 27 tons of documents destroyed during BBB Shredfest 2016

    The free BBB Shredfest event Saturday offered anyone with documents containing personal information to shred up to three bags. Destroying documents is one way to protect one's identity and thwart fraudsters.

    More than 1,600 cars stopped by two Madison locations from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, and 27 tons of documents were shredded, a Better Business Bureau representative said. The sites were at SVA Certified Public Accountants, 1221 John Q Hammons Dr. and Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.

  • Elise Romas

    PHOTOS: Thousands take part in 34th annual CrazyLegs 2016

    The 34th annual CrazyLegs Classic 8K Run and 2-mile Walk Saturday raised money for UW Athletics. As of Friday night, 13,000 people had signed up to participate, and organizers expected more to register Saturday morning before the race begins in waves at 11 a.m.

    WINNERS: Pat Jenkins, 24, of Cambridge, is the top finisher in the men's category. UW law student Jessa Hackman, 24, of Madison, is the top female finisher.

Advertisement