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FBI joins armed robbery case
Monroe, Platteville incidents linked; $10k reward for information offered
Monroe Police are still investigating a Jan. 26 robbery at a grocery store near the square. The three assailants brandished weapons and stole money from Grocery Abbarotes La Orizabena near the square and took off in a Honda Accord.

MILWAUKEE — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in robberies of Mexican grocery stores in Platteville and Monroe earlier this year.

The first robbery was Jan. 26, when Abbarotes La Orizabena Grocery Store, 1504 11th St., Monroe, was robbed by three men who held the cashier and one customer at gunpoint before taking a large amount of cash from the cashier’s gray purse and more cash from a drawer around 3:20 p.m.

Those suspects left the scene in a dark gray Honda Accord with front end and hood damage driven by a fourth suspect. The Honda may have a dealership logo plate or temporary license plate.

The other robbery took place at Alexandria’s Mexican Store, 1350 E. Business 151, Platteville, Feb. 10. The FBI said three Hispanic men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and medical masks, went into the store around 3 p.m. One of the men displayed a weapon and demanded cash, police said. 

An undisclosed amount of money was taken. The three suspects then left in a white 2012–2015 Honda Pilot, the FBI said.

One victim in the store was pushed, the FBI said. No one was injured during the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI Milwaukee Field Office, 414-276-4684, or go to