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Green Bay robbery spree suspect formally charged

Posted: 5:31 PM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-09 23:33:53Z
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — A man suspected of committing several robberies in Green Bay and Luxemburg has now been formally charged.

Jaccob Pate faces two counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery. Pate is accused of robbing four stores between Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. Three of the robberies were in Green Bay.

The first robbery happened at Superior Discount Liquor store on South Military Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Police said the man showed a gun and got away with cash.

A second robbery happened around 11 p.m. at the Dino Shell on South Ashland Avenue. Police again said a a man showed a gun and fled with money. No one was injured in either of these robberies.

A third robbery happened around 4:15 a.m. at the University Shell on the 2500 block of University Avenue.

The fourth robbery was reported in Luxemburg at the Main Street Crossing BP at 4:53 a.m.

While investigating the robberies, police state in a criminal complaint that officers tracked down Pate through an SUV linked to one of the robberies. Authorities say in the Dino Shell robbery, the suspect fled in a Silver Ford Edge which was associated with Pate. Police said Pate matched the suspect's description.

Police say they tracked Pate to a residence in Ashwaubenon. The criminal complaint states police surrounded the residence where Pate eventually surrendered.

The criminal complaint also says Pate admitted to an officer that he committed an armed robbery in Luxemburg as well. The court document says Pate told an officer he committed the robberies due to a drug habit but also, "to provide for my family but I know that's not the right way. It's hard."

According to court documents, all of Pate's charges are Class C felonies, which come with the possibility of long prison sentences and thousands of dollars in fines.