Suspect In Gun Shop Robbery Mailed 161-Page Manifesto To Trump

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Suspect In Gun Shop Robbery Mailed 161-Page Manifesto To Trump

Some 150 local, state and federal police officers and personnel were searching for Joseph Jakubowski, 32, who on Tuesday allegedly stole some 16 "high-end firearms" from a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin and set fire to a vehicle nearby, according to Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden.

In the manifesto Jakubowski also threatened to steal weapons and use them against public officials or schools, prompting officials to shut down the Janesville School District on Friday, Knudson said.

Jakubowski allegedly posted a video to his Facebook page that showed him mailing the manifesto to Trump.

"I can tell you that we don't know where Mr. Jakubowski is", said Janesville's police chief, David Moore, at a press conference last week.

"As the search for Joseph A. Jakubowski (M/W, DOB: 07/21/84, 5'10", 200 lbs, green eyes and brown hair) continues this Sunday night, investigators are continuing to work through the evening to attempt to locate this armed and unsafe suspect.

Some 150 local, state and federal police officers and personnel were searching Jakubowski, who on April 4, 2017 allegedly stole some 16 "high-end firearms" from a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin and set fire to a auto nearby, according to Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden.

A Monday article on CNN.com pointed out that "authorities have received almost 425 tips as they searched for the man". The FBI continues to offer a $10,000 reward for any information leading to Jakubowski.

Authorities are paying special attention to churches, as Jakubowski reportedly mailed a 161-page anti-religious manifesto to President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Authorities say he made off with 16 high-capacity firearms, including multiple handguns and assault-style rifles.

Over the years, Jakubowski has had several run-ins with law enforcement, most for traffic violations. Police increased patrols near churches in Janesville Sunday and notified area schools that Jakubowski was still at large in case they wanted to take precautions.

Over 150 police officers, sheriff's deputies, and federal agents are on Jakubowski's trail. On Saturday, a tactical team of law enforcement officers searched Jakubowski's home in the 800 block of Glen Street in Janesville after receiving a tip he had allegedly returned home.

Law enforcement agencies interviewed known associates of Jakubowski and uncovered his fierce anti-government ideologies after the manifesto was given to federal officials last week.

The "highly agitated" 32-year-old Jakubowski is still at large, and is said by police to be "armed and unsafe". Many Rock County schools are on spring break this week.

"We always want to hinge on the side of safety", police spokesman Joseph Hack said.

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