THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Armed Robberies Have Been Solved
Issue Date: September 5, 2019
Marinette County Sheriff Jerry M. Sauve announced last week that two recent unconnected armed robberies in Marinette County appear to be solved. The suspects currently are being held in jails in other parts of the state while awaiting further legal action.
The man believed to be responsible for the armed robbery in Pembine on Monday, July 8 has been identified as Jason G. Burgett, 42, of Milwaukee. The man arrested for the robbery in Coleman on Saturday, Aug. 10 is Martin J. Bub Jr., 50, of Fond Du Lac.
Burgett is believed to have fled with cash taken from the Stephenson National Bank and Trust in Pembine on July 8, and and Bub is believed to have fled after taking cash from Pelkins Piggly Wiggly Store in Coleman at about 6 p.m. on Aug. 10.
Photos of the men look somewhat similar but there appears to be no connection between the two suspects or the two robberies.
A man who matches Bub's description obtained cash from Pelkins Piggly Wiggly Store in Coleman after threatening to use a firearm. The suspect fled on foot and investigators believe he left the area in a vehicle. However, there were photos of him on the store's security cameras.
Investigative efforts by Marinette County Sheriff's Department, Coleman Chief of Police Ida Soletske, K-9 Units from Marinette and Oconto law enforcement agencies, and wardens from the Department of Natural Resources were involved in the initial investigation. Their efforts as well as those of other agencies eventually led to Bub's arrest.
Bub is currently lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a parole violation. The Marinette County District Attorney's office is preparing a criminal complaint charging Bub with armed robbery and he will eventually make an appearance in Marinette County Circuit Court.
Burgett is believed to be responsible for at least three robberies or attempted robberies prior to his arrest, including the July 8 robbery of the Stephenson National Bank and Trust in Pembine. In that robbery the culprit got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Several days previous to this robbery, a male of similar stature and driving a similar vehicle had attempted to rob the Northern United Federal Credit Union in Escanaba, Mich.
Then, on Monday, July 15, another bank robbery occurred in Lake Hallie, in Chippewa county, Wisconsin. Pursuit following this robbery ended with the suspected robber's arrest in connection with the multiple bank robberies. The FBI has advised that this case will be prosecuted federally by the U.S. Attorney from the Eastern District of Wisconsin's Milwaukee office.
Sheriff Sauve commented the fine investigative work done by the Marinette County Sheriff's Office investigators in each of the cases. The investigations involved multiple agencies and law enforcement partners from various levels.
Coleman Police Chief Soletske was reportedly instrumental in getting information to the Sheriff's Department that eventually led to Bub's arrest.