The La Crosse Police Department is releasing a photo of the suspect in an armed robbery on the north side Tuesday morning.
One of the photos, Photo 1, comes from Wisconsin Auto Title Loans at 1751 Rose Street where a black male entered shortly before noon Tuesday, displayed a semi-automatic handgun, got some money, then left the business. From the photo, you can see the red bucket hat, black Chicago Blackhawks sweatshirt, gray sweatpants with the Chicago Bulls on it, red Nike shoes, and gray gloves. The suspect appears to be wearing a fake beard.
In the other photo, Photo 2, police are looking for the man in this photo who appears to be wearing some of the same clothing seen on the robbery suspect.
Police said in a release that the final photo, Photo 3, is of a silver Dodge Grand Caravan that may be connected to the incident. The van is registered to Amber M. Nolan, 34. Police said she may be in the company of the man in the photo.
Anyone with information on the people involved or about the robbery is asked to contact La Crosse Police at 608-785-5962 or Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS (8477).
La Crosse Police continue to search for the suspect in an armed robbery Tuesday morning on Rose Street.
At 11:47 a.m., the clerk at the Wisconsin Auto Title Loans at 1751 Rose Street said a black male came into the business, displayed a semi-automatic handgun, then left in an unknown direction. Police didn't say how much cash the suspect took in the hold up.
Police provided an updated description of the suspect. He's described as a black male who was wearing a black sweatshirt, red hat, and gray sweatpants.
LCPD Sgt. Tom Walsh said investigators were still looking into whether there were any cameras in the business or vicinity that might have captured anything regarding the robbery.
The investigation is continuing and no arrests related to the robbery have been made.
Several police vehicles were seen shortly after the robbery at the intersection of Clinton and Caledonia streets where it appeared they were detaining three people. A police spokesperson told WXOW that the people involved were not connected to the robbery.
Following the robbery, several schools on the north side were put on lock down as a safety precaution. Northside Elementary, Coulee Montessori, Logan Middle, Logan High, and Providence Academy went on lock down shortly after noon.
The lock down was lifted about 90 minutes later for all the schools with the exception of Providence Academy, which a spokesperson said elected to keep the children inside until the school day ended.
The lockdowns at Northside Elementary, Logan Middle, Logan High and Coulee Montessori schools are lifted according to the La Crosse School District.
The lockdowns had been in place for about 90 minutes while La Crosse Police searched for an armed robbery suspect who held up Wisconsin Auto Title Loans at 1751 Rose Street shortly before noon.
A spokesperson for Providence Academy said they planned on keeping their children inside until the end of the school day which is shortly after 3 p.m.
Police continue to look for the robbery suspect. He is described as a black male, wearing a black sweatshirt, red hat, and gray sweatpants.
Several police vehicles were seen at the corner of Clinton and Caledonia streets shortly after the robbery. Police tell WXOW that it was unrelated to the robbery.
Northside Elementary, Logan Middle, Coulee Montessori, and Providence Academy are on lockdown at this time due to a robbery in the area.
According to Northside Elementary/Coulee Montessori principal Laura Huber, police informed her that there was a robbery in the area and that the suspect was loose in the area. That prompted the lockdown which will remain in place until further notice.
Police tell WXOW that the robbery happened at 11:47 a.m. at Wisconsin Auto Title Loans at 1751 Rose Street. In a statement, police said the clerk told investigators that a black male came into the store, showed a semi-automatic handgun, and then left the business.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing a red shirt with gray sweatpants.
A large police presence searched the north side area for the suspect.
No arrest has been made at this time.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the La Crosse Police Department at 608-785-5962 or La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers @ 608-784-TIPS. You also can text “LAXTIPS” and your tip to 274637(“Crimes”) or visit www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com to report it online.