UPDATE: Evansville robbery suspect in custody

Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014 --- 10:52 p.m.

Evansville Police tell us as a result of search efforts by several Rock County Law Enforcement agencies, the reported stolen vehicle and robbery suspect have been located.

56-year-old Paul Engel was taken into custody around 7:51 pm.


Posted Monday, February 24, 2014 --- 6:48 p.m.

According to the Evansville Police Department, a robbery suspect is still on the loose after fleeing from officers.

According to a release, on Monday at 2:19 p.m., the Evansville Police Department received a report of a robbery at the Evansville Family Health Pharmacy at 21 W. Main St, in Evansville.

Officials say the suspect had a scarf wrapped around his face and was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a black vest and black pants.

A sergeant was in the area and was able to pursue the suspect to 34 S. Madison Street, according to the release. The suspect entered the residence and police surrounded the house. One of the pursuing officers recognized the suspect as a resident at the 34 S. Madison Street address, Paul M. Engel, 56.

The residence was searched, however, the suspect was not found, officials said. Witnesses told police that the suspect may have immediately exited the back door and fled the area when he was initially chased into the residence.

At approximately 4:45 p.m., the Evansville Police Department received a report of a stolen white 1996 Buick Park Avenue four-door (license plate 787HBH) with a black top from Landmark Services at 6631 N. CTH M in Union Township.

Investigators are actively searching for this vehicle as potentially being involved in this incident, according to a release.

A cooperative investigation is on-going utilizing resources from the Evansville Police Department, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Special Investigations Unit, Orfordville Police Department and the Brooklyn Police Department.

If you have information regarding this incident you should contact the Rock County Communications Center at (608)757-2244.

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