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Police identify a possible suspect in Janesville gun robbery

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Published: Apr. 6, 2017 at 8:54 AM CDT
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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) – A man has been identified by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office that they are considering a burglary suspect wanted for questioning.

The suspect is identified as Joseph Jakubowski, age 33 of Janesville. Police believe he could be the man involved in stealing handguns from the Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville.

He is described as being 5’10’’ tall with green eyes and brown hair.

Jakubowski is considered a suspect and currently wanted by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. If anyone has seen him please call 608-757-7911.

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV)—All Janesville, Edgerton, Milton, Evansville, Beloit Turner, Lake Mills, Whitewater, Palmyra-Eagle, Fort Atkinson and Watertown schools have been placed into a soft lockdown as a precaution on Thursday morning.

According to the Janesville Police Department, authorities received information during their investigation involving a burglary at Armageddon Gun Shop on Highway 14 in Janesville. This lead the Janesville Police Department and Janesville School District to take extra precautions until the burglary suspect is taken into custody.

Police said there are no viable threats to specific students or staff within the school district.

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Rock County Sheriff's Office: Extra deputies will be assigned to several local schools in Rock County Thursday afternoon when students are released.  The schools include: Montessori, Consolidated, Yahara, Rock County Christian and Parkview.   It's not a result of a specific threat, but to provide a sense of security for students and parents. 

 

Milton, Whitewater, Fort Atkinson and Palmyra-Eagle have canceled all after school athletic activities.

 

 

Janesville School District: All after school athletic activities have been canceled for Thursday.

ELEMENTARY and MIDDLE SCHOOLS:  Students who walk home from school will need to remain at school until the parents can pick them up or make arrangements to have them picked-up by parents, legal guardian or  emergency contacts. Principals and school staff will remain at school today until all students have been picked up.

 

HIGH SCHOOLS: Students who walk home from school will need to remain at school until the parents can pick them up or make arrangements to have them picked-up by parents, legal guardian or emergency contacts. Those students who drive, will be released to their vehicles. Students that drive will not be able to take other students home without approval from their parent(s). Principals and school staff will remain at school until all students have been released/picked-up.

 

Capitol Police is aware of the situation in Rock County and is currently conducting extra patrols of state buildings. The Capitol Police have not received or been notified of any specific threats.