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3 men involved in coordinated theft at Waupun hardware store, authorities trying to identify suspects

3 men involved in coordinated theft at Waupun hardware store, authorities trying to identify suspects

FRIDAY 8/6/2021 2:13 p.m.

WAUPUN, Wis. (WFRV) – The Waupun Police Department has provided an update regarding the theft that took place at Marten’s Farm and Home Ace Hardware in late July.

According to the Department, police have received sufficient information to identify the car depicted in the photos as well as one of the suspects. No further information is available at this time, Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.

Original Story: 3 men involved in coordinated theft at Waupun hardware store, authorities trying to identify suspects

THURSDAY 8/5/2021 12:49 p.m.

WAUPUN, Wis. (WFRV) – The Waupun Police Department is searching for three suspects believed to be connected to a retail theft that took place in late July.

According to the Department, on July 23, at around 5:21 p.m., police responded to Marten’s Farm and Home Ace Hardware located on 1100 W. Main Street for reports of three men who are suspected of stealing merchandise.

Officials say that the unidentified suspects entered the store at 4:41 p.m. and appeared to be doing some miscellaneous shopping when one of the suspects grabbed a red, Milwaukee tool case and placed it in a shopping cart.

About 40 minutes later, authorities say that the suspect who placed the tool case in the shopping cart pushed the cart to the back of the store and began scanning the store for employees while the other two suspects exited the store.

Authorities say that the suspect searching for employees then removed the item from the shopping cart and exited the building through the exit door sounding the alarm system. Police say the man then walked to an early 2000’s silver Dodge or Chrysler minivan that was waiting for him and was being driven by the other two men, who were previously in the store, they all fled from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities at 920-345-1621.

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