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Middleton Police Department
Monday December 1st, 2014 :: 02:43 p.m. CST

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*UPDATE* Arrests made in Klinke Cleaners armed robbery

Middleton Police officers, working in partnership with the Madison Police Department, took two suspects into custody last Wednesday immediately following an armed robbery at Klinke Cleaners, 1003 North Gammon Road in Middleton.

Mr. “Jack” Ikegwuonu, 28, and his twin brother, Mr. William Ikegwuonu, were arrested on University Avenue by a team of Madison officers who were looking for a specific SUV that had been connected to the suspects.
 
It had been initially identified through surveillance images as the probable getaway vehicle in recent armed robberies, including two that took place on State Street in Madison. A lead Madison detective obtained a warrant to attach a GPS device on the suspect’s SUV just prior to the Middleton case. Following the robbery in Middleton, the Madison officers were able to monitor the SUV’s direction of travel as it drove toward downtown Madison. 
 
The Ikegwuonu brothers were arrested and tentatively charged by Middleton Police for the Wednesday Klinke Cleaners robbery. A handgun, cash and other evidence were found in the SUV.
 
Madison Police have identified the brothers as suspects in four other recent holdups in Madison:

November 13, 2014 – Madison Modern Market, 310 State St.

November 14, 2014 – Cricket Wireless, 3868 E. Washington Ave.

November 18, 2014 – Life Is Good, 514 State St.

November 21, 2014 - Klinke Cleaners, 6698 Odana Rd.

Additional charges are likely.
 
The investigation indicates much of the money taken during the commission of these crimes was being used to purchase heroin.

Sgt. Jeremy Geiszler
Investigative Services Supervisor
608-824-7300
jgeiszler@ci.middleton.wi.us
http://www.MiddletonPD.com


*****Original Message sent 11/26/14 at 10:26 PM *****
At 5:45 PM on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, Middleton Police responded to a reported armed robbery at the Klinke Cleaners located at 1003 North Gammon Road in the City of Middleton.

A lone suspect entered the store, confronted the clerk and displayed a handgun that was tucked into his pants waistband. The suspect demanded money and was given the proceeds in the cash drawer. He then demanded additional money and was given the proceeds from the drive-up window cash drawer. The amount is unknown at this time. 

The suspect then ordered the clerk to kneel on the floor and to wait five minutes before calling police. He then left in an unknown direction. The clerk was uninjured. 

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a knee-length wool coat with a scarf over his face. 

Middleton officers and detectives responded to the scene and were assisted by Madison officers. Two Madison K-9 units also assisted at the scene. 

Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Middleton Police by calling or texting 608-824-7300 or leave a message on the department tipster line at 608-824-7304. 

Sgt. Donald Mueller 
Middleton Police Department 
608-824-7300 
http://www.MiddletonPD.com

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Middleton Police Department
7341 Donna Dr
Middleton, WI 53562

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-824-7300

Sergeant Jeremy Geiszler
Investigative Services Supervisor
jgeiszler@ci.middleton.wi.us
608-824-7300

1003 North Gammon Road
Middleton, WI 53562

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