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Family Dollar Robbed at Gunpoint

Man with a handgun makes off with undisclosed amount of cash.

The Waukesha Police Department is looking for a suspect after Family Dollar, 139 E. Broadway, was robbed at gunpoint, according to the Waukesha Police Department.

The store was robbed at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday by an unknown man with a handgun. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured in the incident, according to Police Sgt. Joe Hendricks.

Hendricks provided the following information about the robbery:

Officers searched the surrounding area with the assistance of a Waukesha County Sheriff K-9 unit but did not locate the suspect.  Anyone with information in regards to this incident should call 262-524-3831.

A description of the suspect is an unknown male, approximately 6 feet tall, average build, wearing a dark jacket, black ski-mask, and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Sarah Millard January 19, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Tim, while some people do come from the city to commit crimes, a large portion of them are committed by people who live in Waukesha. The two people charged in the recent robberies of GameStop and Associated Bank were Waukesha residents.
CJ January 19, 2013 at 02:06 PM
We have to watch some blame here -- I see a mention of drug issues -- sure that could be, race -- sure but hasn't seem to be the total issue, and mental health issues. Folks, keep in mind a mental health problem isn't by choice, unfortunately! I wish mental illness upon nobody, not even my worst enemy! I have STRUGGLED to survive myself somedays, not in that essence but because I CHOOSE to deal with my mother whom has been committed for 4 plus months (court ordered), keep in mind; the mother I had was no longer my mother anymore after 23, yet she was still alive! It was rough, secondly; My sister has a mental health issue as well, has recently been divorced and was promised to NEVER see her youngest children in her life again, nor her family... Guess what, I haven't seen my younger nieces in over a year, and nor has their sibling because I decided to take on the role of foster care/ gain guardianship over my teenage niece...
CJ January 19, 2013 at 02:09 PM
... Now keep reading because by all mean I am not looking for sympathy or empathy because guess what SOMEONE out there has it worse, right. I took my sister into a mental health facility in Waukesha through the ER and she was DENIED, denied when she begged, pleaded, to be committed to get back on meds, needless to say a 5th doctor/social worker/nurse came in the room and by this time she was upset and the doctor felt 'threatened' and called the officers. THREATENED because she was crying and was lost and had enough, she did not THREATEN anyone or herself. Yet they were almost going to give her a disorderly ticket when the doctors just got done saying she is not a threat to herself or society...
CJ January 19, 2013 at 02:20 PM
...Now folks I witnessed this in the hospital room that night, while I have guardianship of my niece that is currently in high - school, I have realized I am in over my head... My mom besides her mouth hadn't/hasn't hurt a fly, though needed some meds. but refused! People, our minds are like an organ, very fragile, if it is not taken care of, properly, effectively, and efficiently we can obviously have issues; and HAVE had issues. Please, I ask by all means don't judge a book by its cover -- or better yet, labels are for jelly jars! I have had a roller coaster of two-three years and still manage to be a support of 2 close family members with an illness, am a co-guardian to my niece that is a high- schooler so have dealt with the transition, am not nearly as close with my nephew, now 18 due to my sisters situation. And, not one of us has seen the younger nieces/siblings in over a year now because the father PROMISED that my sister NOR her family would ever see HIS girls again. Mind you, the court system doesn't justify this he has paid a lawyer over 80,000 in divorce (that he doesn't have) to make someone else miserable! I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE PUTTING BLAME ON THOSE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS -- these are humans too and they are a family member, friend, loved one, mother, father, brother, sister, etc. These issues don't just go away, Lets get the facts first before we blame.
CJ January 19, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Also, statistics show that those WITH a mental health issue tend to use and abuse drugs -- they are easier to GET -- psychiatrist wait on badgercare is 9 months in waukesha, needless to say that is JUST badgercare, psychiatrists are the ONLY individuals who can prescribe needed medications which have run 300$ plus! -- I'd like to advocate for less blame on guns and the laws, perhaps lets get some of these individuals THE actual help that they need and quite frankly deserve.

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