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Waupaca Fleet Farm robber caught in the act

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WAUPACA, WI  (WDUX) -  A Waupaca man was caught Thursday night trying to steal guns and fishing equipment from Fleet Farm.  

Waupaca police say 34-year-old Joseph Holtane triggered a motion alarm just before midnight. When police got to the scene, they found Holtane outside the store, wearing sunglasses, a bandana over part of his face, and carrying a backpack.  Two rifles were found outside the store near the area where officers first came upon the suspect.

Officers ordered him to stop, but Holtane fled, only to be caught after a short pursuit. Police allege Holtane forcibly entered the business and caused extensive damage in his robbery attempt.  

Holtane is being held on charges of armed burglary, theft, criminal damage to property, bail jumping, resisting, and felon in possession of a firearm. The bail jumping charge stems from bond conditions on charges of theft and possession of narcotic drugs from last fall.

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