GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UPDATE: Store clerk uses unloaded gun as scare tactic in Green Bay robbery, suspect charged

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TUESDAY 5/18/2021 4:25 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – 61-year-old Walter Gant, the man accused of robbing a convenience store in Green Bay has officially been charged.

According to court documents, Gant is charged with one count of armed robbery, he is facing a fine of $100,000 dollars, jail time of 40 years, or both.

Additionally, Gant has a count of disorderly conduct and use of a deadly weapon, the 61-year-old is also facing an additional $1,000 dollar fee, 90 days in jail, or both.

The clerk at the convenience store explained to GBPD that Gant came into the store to buy two packs of cigarettes. When the clerk reached for the cigarettes above the counter, Gant then pulled out a kitchen knife and said, “give me the money,” according to the criminal complaint.

The clerk managed to step away from the man and scream to her co-worker they were being robbed. When the other co-worker came out, Gant threatened him and then fled the store. He allegedly managed to grab roughly $10 in cash and some personal checks with an unknown amount.

Upon reviewing camera footage, GBPD discovered the clerk intimidated the suspect with a gun. The clerk stated she didn’t even know how to use the gun, she simply wanted to scare the man away. The gun was not loaded and the store owner said it is simply used as a scare tactic in case they are robbed.

Gant’s next court appearance is June 8, at 2 p.m. Local Five will have more details as they are released.

ORIGINAL STORY: 61-year-old Green Bay man arrested in connection to armed robbery of convenience store

TUESDAY, 5/18/2021 11:41 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – According to the Green Bay Police Department, 61-year-old Walter Gant of Green Bay was arrested in connection to the armed robbery at El Ranchito Convenience Store on Webster Avenue. The incident happened Sunday, May 16.

Gant is scheduled to be in court Tuesday afternoon.

Original Story: Robbery at knifepoint in Green Bay, no reported injuries

MONDAY, 5/17/2021 7:35 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A robbery at knifepoint happened Sunday evening on Webster Avenue in Green Bay.

According to authorities, on May 16 around 5:30 p.m. officers responded to a call at El Ranchito, 240 Webster Avenue, for a robbery. The man with the knife was able to get away.

Authorities say there were no injuries, and there was further information available at this time.

Local 5 will update this story if more information becomes available.

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