GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Police Department has arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly robbed a local liqueur store at gunpoint.

According to a release, officers arrested Lawrence Watkins Wednesday, less than 24-hours after he allegedly committed an armed robbery at Superior Discount Liquor.

Officers say the handgun used during the armed robbery was recovered and found to be a pellet gun that resembled a real handgun.

Charges of armed robbery were referred to the Brown County DA.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Original Story: Green Bay police search for suspect in armed robbery incident on city’s eastside

Mar 2, 2021 9:33 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay police are asking residents for help in identifying a man who is believed to be a suspect in an armed robbery incident that took place on Tuesday afternoon in Green Bay.

According to the Green Bay Police Department, at around 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the area located in the 2200 block of Manitowoc Road for a report of an armed robbery.

Officials say they are now attempting to identify and locate the suspect pictured below, who police describe as a Black man wearing a ‘very distinct jacket’ made by the company, Akoo.

If you have any information about this incident contact the Green Bay Police Department at 920-448-3208 and reference case # 21-210304. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime stoppers at 920-432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at

No further details are available at this time. Local 5 will follow the story and provide updates as they become available.