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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Wednesday February 22nd, 2023 :: 06:53 p.m. CST


Attempted Armed Robbery Media Release

Sun Prairie Police Department Media Release
From: Lt. Ryan Cox
Date: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023
Subject: Attempted Armed Robbery – McDonald’s Restaurant

On Wednesday, February 22nd at approximately 3:20am, the Sun Prairie Police Department received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at McDonald’s Restaurant located at 505 A St. in the City of Sun Prairie. The victim reported the suspect used the drive-thru lanes. Upon reaching the window, the suspect exited the vehicle and approached with a handgun in his hand. The victim was able to close the service window and contact the police. Surveillance images confirmed what the victim reported and provided a description of the suspect and the suspect vehicle. The suspect fled in a vehicle which was located at an apartment complex just before 5:00am on Sunfield St. in the City of Sun Prairie. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence. At approximately 11:25am, with assistance from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team, the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was identified as: Joseph A. Martin, 26YO, of Sun Prairie, WI. Martin was arrested and booked on a charge of Attempted Armed Robbery. Recovered during the course of the search warrant was a facsimile firearm matching what was used during the incident.

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation, and that defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
300 E Main St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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Non-emergencies: 608-837-7336

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