Watertown PD Thanks Public For Assistance in Finding Armed Robbery Suspect

From Watertown Police:

On August 25th 2017 at approximately 2203 hours Watertown Police were dispatched to 1500 9th AVE SE for an armed robbery. A male suspect entered the convenience store with a knife and demanded money from the clerk. The male left without hurting the store clerk with an undisclosed amount of money.

A call from the public stated they had seen a male in the area that had entered another business out of breath and acting suspicious. Officers located the male suspect who was identified as Joshua Trudeau. Trudeau matched the description of the male who entered the Convenience Store.

Trudeau was arrested and charged with robbery, grand theft and aggravated assault. Bond is pending. The penalty for first degree robbery is Class 2 felony: twenty-five years imprisonment in the state penitentiary. In addition, a fine of fifty thousand dollars may be imposed. Grand theft is a class 6 felony punishable with up to two years imprisonment in the state penitentiary or a fine of four thousand dollars, or both. Aggravated assault is a class 3 felony punishable with up to fifteen years imprisonment in the state penitentiary. In addition, a fine of thirty thousand dollars may be imposed.

The Watertown Police Department would like to thank the public with the assistance in this case. The Watertown Police Department encourages everyone to report any suspicious activity that is witnessed. A strong partnership between the Watertown community and the police department will help deter and combat crime.