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UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect makes first court appearanceSubmitted: 06/02/2015

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WESTON - Update: Tuesday, June 2, 2015--3:41 p.m.

Police accuse a Wausau man of holding up a Weston business on Sunday night.

Thomas McKay, 20, made his first court appearance on Tuesday.  He is charged with a felony for armed robbery with threat of force.


Everest Metro Police say a man believed to be McKay demanded money from a Sugar Shack employee who was alone in the store.  Police believe McKay wore a mask and was armed with a knife and gun. They say he left with cash, although no one was injured in the robbery.

Investigators interviewed a girl who had been nearby, and that interview led police to McKay.

They found a knife, a BB gun, and some money near the scene.

McKay is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.


Original Story--Tuesday June 2, 2015--11:49 a.m.

Police think they caught the man who held up a Weston business.

Officers were called to the Sugar Shack ice cream parlor on Ross Avenue Sunday night.

A man came through the back door of the business just after 9:30.

He was masked, and armed with a knife and what looked like a gun.

He escaped with some cash.

Police checked further on a car that had been seen in the area with a juvenile girl inside.

The car was found a short time later in Wausau with the girl inside, as well as a man matching the description of the suspect.

After being interviewed, police tell us the girl implicated 20 year old Thomas McKay of Wausau in the robbery.

McCay is expected in court today.


Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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