Unarmed victims chase armed robbers

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Steve Benton
Friday, May 21, 2010
— Beloit police say chasing after armed robbery suspects is not a good idea if you're an unarmed victim.

At least two such victims decided to try to stop the masked men who allegedly robbed the "Filling Station" bar early Friday morning. One of the men was armed with what was described as a "long gun," probably a rifle or a shotgun.

Beloit police captain Dan Risse says the department doesn't have a policy on that type of pursuit, but they suggest you not risk your life for the theft of property.

Investigators say the two bar patrons, one on foot and the other in a car, attempted to follow the suspects. They, and a police K-9 unit, were not successful.

The case is now assigned to a detective.

Last updated: 1:48 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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