FBI increases reward for wanted Janesville man, says he may have altered appearance

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The FBI says that they have increased the reward to $20,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Joseph Jakubowski.

Jakubowski, 32, is wanted for questioning in the theft of multiple weapons taken from the Armageddon Gun Store in Janesville, the arson of his vehicle, and alleged threatening messages on April 4. 

Police believe Joseph Jakubowski stole several high-end handguns and rifles from the gun shop. Authorities say he has acquired a bulletproof vest and helmet. A burned vehicle registered to him was found near the store.

Reports also show Jakubowski made threats to use the weapons against unspecified public officials and schools.

Law enforcement also says he wrote a 161 page anti-government manifesto that he sent to President Trump. In it, he expresses grievances against the government and some anti-religious sentiments. 

In a video released Friday by law enforcement, a person investigators believe is Jakubowski drops the manifesto, addressed to the White House, in a mailbox, saying, “Game time,” according to WISC.

“We have increased the reward appealing to those in the public who may be able to assist us in a safe and peaceful resolution for all concerned,” said SAC Tolomeo. Jakubowski may have attempted to alter his appearance by shaving all facial hair and his head. 

If you have any information, you are urged to contact police.

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