Three teens arrested in connection with Janesville armed robbery

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Frank Schultz
March 5, 2015

JANESVILLE—Three Janesville teens are suspected in the armed robbery of another teen in broad daylight Wednesday.

The 18-year-old victim told police he was walking in the 600 bBlock of Harding Street on the city's near-east side at 10:20 a.m. when he saw a car slowing down next to him.

Someone in the vehicle pointed a handgun at him and demanded money, according to a police news release.

The victim said he didn't have any money, and the suspect demanded his leather jacket, police said.

Police traced the driver to 1516 Manor Drive in Janesville, where they found a vehicle matching the description given by the victim. In the vehicle was a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun police believe was used in the robbery.

Police do not know where the suspects might have gotten the gun, said Sgt. Chuck Aagaard.

A search warrant uncovered supporting evidence of the robbery in the residence, including the jacket, police said.

Arrested were:

-- Sean J. Holstlander, 18, of 1800 Morningside Drive., on charges of armed robbery and theft.

-- Drury J. Niebuhr, 17, of 1516 Manor Drive, on charges of party to armed robbery and party to theft.

-- Elizabeth E.M. Chidester, 17, of 1516 Manor Drive, on charges of theft and party to armed robbery.

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