A pair of arrests have been made in connection with the alleged armed robbery of a teen-aged girl Wednesday evening, July 10, at a convenience gas station in Polk County, the Amery Police Department has reported.
According to an announcement released just after 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, a juvenile female, age 17, was taken at gunpoint into a vehicle at the Holiday station in Amery.
The girl was later robbed of money and released. Witnesses provided police with information about the suspect vehicle. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department produced a bulletin received in Barron County later yesterday evening.
Deputies from Polk and Burnett counties tracked down the suspect vehicle, stopped a driver and a passenger, and made two arrests.
According to Barron County Dispatch records, the vehicle left the filling station going south on Wisconsin Hwy. 46. The 17-year-old girl later sent a message to a friend on social media, indicating she was choked, but was no longer in the vehicle.
Police declined to release further details, or to comment on information from dispatch records.