Two arrested in connection with Sauk County armed robbery

Sauk County sheriff

BARABOO, Wis. — Sauk County law enforcement authorities have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery in the Township of Baraboo.

Authorities said they were first notified of the robbery shortly after 2:15 a.m. Sunday when the victim reported someone they knew broke into their residence and demanded money.

During the robbery, the victim told the suspect they had no money, which prompted the suspect to flag down a female accomplice who brought the suspect a backpack. The victim told police the suspect then pulled out a handgun from the backpack and demanded money again before taking a purse from the counter and fleeing to a vehicle parked outside.

The victim told authorities he knew the suspect and identified him as 28-year-old Timothy McEvoy. When McEvoy ran from the victim’s residence, the victim ran out into the parking lot and identified the driver of the getaway vehicle as 23-year-old Briana Herzer.

Both McEvoy and Herzer fled in the vehicle. Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspects, and they found the vehicle roughly 20 minutes later in Baraboo. Authorities stopped the vehicle and subsequently arrested Herzer on tentative charges of obstructing an officer and armed robbery as party to a crime.

Law enforcement officials continued their search McEvoy and eventually found and arrested him Monday. He was arrested on several unrelated outstanding warrants and will be charged with armed robbery for his alleged involvement in the robbery, Sauk County authorities said.

Baraboo police helped the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office with their investigation.