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Wausau victims robbed at gunpoint


Wausau Police report that two men threatened and robbed four people at gunpoint Sunday night. 

According to a press release from the Wausau Police Department, two men knocked on the door of the Wausau Avenue home. When the victims opened the door, the men demanded money for a debt, ordered them to lay on the floor, covering their heads with a blanket. The victims included a 24-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and two children ages 1 and 4. 

One man was carrying what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun, according to the press release. The suspects took several pieces of electronic equipment including several televisions, a DVD player, an Xbox 360 and a motor vehicle title. 

Police report that only verbal threats were made and that no one was hurt or injured.  

The only description of the vehicle was an older white van with a gray stripe along the side. The van was last seen traveling eastbound towards Wausau East High School. Officers don't have a plate number.

The victims reported that they had no idea who the males were. They described the suspects as Hispanic males. The man carrying the gun was approximately 26-30-years-old, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect was also Hispanic, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, approximately 20-25-years-old.

The gun was described as a black semi auto handgun.

Detectives are still investigating. Anyone with information can contact Detective Jeff Strobach at the Wausau Police Department at 715-261-7800 or 715-261-7815.  


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