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Check N Go Robbery Suspect Arrested

Surveillance photo of suspect in Feb. 24 robbery Surveillance photo of suspect in Feb. 24 robbery
Surveillance photo of suspect in Feb. 7 robbery Surveillance photo of suspect in Feb. 7 robbery
A La Crosse Police squad car parked outside of the location of the Feb. 24 robbery. A La Crosse Police squad car parked outside of the location of the Feb. 24 robbery.
ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) – A man has been arrested in Hudson, Wisconsin in connection with two armed robberies in Onalaska and La Crosse.

According to the Onalaska Police Department, the Hudson Police Department arrested Anthony Partee Thursday evening for a felony warrant out of Minnesota. The man was at a check cashing business.

Police said the suspect made statements to the FBI and a Hudson Police Investigator confessing to numerous robberies including the ones in Onalaska and La Crosse in February.

No other information is being released at this time.

The two armed robberies occurred on February 7 and February 24.  In the first one, the Check N Go at Marketplace in Onalaska was robbed. Police said the suspect showed a gun to a Check 'N Go employee and demanded money. The employee complied. The man then fled the store in a vehicle.

The other holdup took place at the Check N Go on Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse. An employee at the store said a black male came into the store with a handgun, demanded cash, then left with the money. 

Below is a news release sent out by Hudson Police regarding the arrest of Partee.

Hudson (News Release) - On March 6, 2014, at approximately 6:40 p.m., officers from the Hudson Police Department stopped and arrested Anthony Partee from Oakdale, MN. Partee was arrested on a felony warrant out of the Minnesota and on suspicion of armed robbery from the City of Hudson.

On March 5, 2014, at approximately 7:10 p.m., employees of the Cash Store, located at 2107 Coulee Road, Hudson, called 911 stating a black male had just been in the store and was acting suspiciously. The employees stated the male appeared to match the description of a suspect that had robbed the Cash Store in New Richmond a few weeks prior. The male left the store and was not located by responding officers. The employees stated it appeared the male was "casing" the business.

Based on the information, surveillance was set up on the Cash Store on Thursday, March 6, 2014. At approximately 6:35 p.m., a dark-colored minivan with MN plates of 353-MKX entered the Cash Store parking lot, being driven by a black male. Lakeville (MN) Police had released information from a robbery in their city that occurred on February 5, 2014. In that robbery, a black male suspect was seen leaving the area in a dark-colored minivan. A witness had gotten a partial license plate off of the van, which was a MN plate starting with 353.

Hudson officers followed this minivan as it left the Cash Store lot and went to the area of the Plaza 94. While following this vehicle, officers ran a records check on it and learned that Anthony Partee had a felony warrant for his arrest out of MN. Officers conducted a felony stop on the vehicle and took Partee into custody on the warrant. A later search of the minivan produced evidence connected to the Hudson robberies and other robberies in the region.

Partee is currently being held on the felony warrant out of MN and charged are expected soon in connection to the robberies in St. Croix County.


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