GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Green Bay Police say an armed robbery suspect apologized to victims before robbing them.
“This is very unusual. It’s almost like his heart isn’t in it, like he’s doing it because he is maybe going through something really challenging in his personal life,” says Captain Jeremy Muraski of the Green Bay Police Department.
The first hold up happened at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday night at the Dairy Queen on Main Street.
The second robbery happened at about 10:48 p.m. at the Speedway gas station on E. Mason Street.
“He apologized to the clerks multiple times, was having a kind of emotional moment,” Capt. Muraski tells Action 2 News. “He appeared to have some major emotional challenges going on in his life at this time.”
Police say this type of remorse from an armed robbery suspect is not something they’re used to seeing.
“It is very different from the demeanor we’re used to seeing, which is usually highly aggressive, shoving the gun in someone’s face, demanding money, being very scary and aggressive. This was clearly not that situation. This was a more remorseful individual,” Capt. Muraski says.
In one case, the suspected even hugged the cashier he was stealing from.
“I mean, that is unheard of in our history and in our experience,” Capt. Muraski says.
The suspect identified himself as “Shawn” during the Dairy Queen hold up. Police do not know if he gave a false name.
He was seen leaving the Speedway scene in a white or light-colored four-door car that was described as “boxy looking.”
The suspect is described as a black male. He was wearing a blue puffy winter jacket and a gray-over-black Milwaukee Bucks cap with a ball or pom-pom on top.
If you have any information, call police at (920) 448-3208.