CVS – Man held on $100,000 for a series of attempted robberies in May | Crime & Courts
According to the criminal complaint, the man later identified by police Waldow “paused, then left the store.”
Video used in probe
Five days later Waldow is alleged to have walked into Walgreens, 3805 80th St., again with a threatening note he handed to a clerk. The clerk, a woman, took the note, called for a store manager and walked away. After she walked away, Waldow left the store, again without taking any money.
Kenosha Police used surveillance video from the store and from a passing city bus to get descriptions of the two different vehicles driven by the would-be robber, and an officer on patrol who spotted a vehicle matching one of the descriptions — a gray Hyundai sedan with front-end damage and after-market rims — and pulled the car over on the 2800 block of 52nd Street, taking Waldow into custody for armed robbery.
The vehicle belonged to Waldow’s roommate and Waldow is also charged with driving the vehicle without permission. According to a criminal complaint, a warrant served on Waldow’s home turned up clothing that matched that seen in security video of the would-be robberies.
At Waldow’s initial appearance, defense attorney Toni Young said Waldow’s past criminal history does not include violent offenses, and said his life had “taken a downward spiral” in the leading up to the robberies, saying he had a history of mental illness and that he had been hospitalized for mental health issues eight times in eight months.