A 21-year-old Tomah man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney after an attempted armed robbery June 5.

According to the Tomah Police Department, Jakob Layland entered a Kwik Trip store on Tomah’s north side shortly before 10:30 p.m. brandishing a knife and demanding money from a store clerk. The clerk refused to comply and called 911.

Layland responded by sticking a knife into a credit card machine and fled in a vehicle before officers arrived.

Jakob Layland

Jakob Layland

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A short time later, Layland was located walking on the south end of the city, where he was apprehended with the assistance of a canine unit.

Layland was taken to the Monroe County Jail and booked for attempted robbery, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon and criminal damage to property.

Tomah police were assisted by the Monroe County Communications Center, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

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Tomah Journal editor Steve Rundio can be reached at steve.rundio@lee.net.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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