Authorities Still Looking For Wisconsin Gun Robbery Suspect
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 1:46
The manhunt involving more than 150 local, state and federal officers has searched multiple properties in the area and followed up on over 425 leads since the burglary last week, officials said.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office said "additional federal resources have been brought in" from around the country to search for Jakubowski but provided few details. Local law enforcement and schools were notified along with appropriate safety measures were taken by each school district. As a result, police had increased patrols on Sunday near places of worship, though there was no threat against any specific religious group.
Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore (l.) and Janesville School District Superintendent Karen Schulte address reporters on events leading to the soft lockdown of schools..
Before setting off a massive manhunt triggered by a gun shop break-in, authorities said Joseph Jakubowski first wanted to document the start of his self-proclaimed revolution against the government and law enforcement.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to his arrest.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office has assigned deputies to some schools to help make students and parents feel safe. Sheriff Robert Spoden said a friend of Jakubowski turned over a copy of the manifesto to police. Authorities are urging the public to call with information of his whereabouts but they're warning people not to approach him because he has more than a dozen firearms and he's acquired a bulletproof vest and a helmet.
The manifesto has been analyzed by the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit to determine a possible motive or potential move.
An alert was issued Monday for Wisconsin schools, citing a threat in the letter by Jakubowski to "unleash the stolen weapons" inside the buildings. The FBI continues to offer a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the apprehension of Jakubowski, who is considered armed and unsafe. "That is a new element for all of us", Moore said.
"The suspect is said to be heavier-set, roughly 5'10" in height, with brown hair and green eyes.