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Suspect charged in attempted Random Lake mini mart robbery

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The surveillance video still of the suspect, alleged to be Robert Seidler Jr., outside the MSM Mini Mart August 21.
The surveillance video still of the suspect, alleged to be Robert Seidler Jr., outside the MSM Mini Mart August 21.

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - A Sheboygan man has been charged for attempting to rob a Random Lake convenience store last month.  40-year-old Robert Seidler Jr. made his initial appearance in Sheboygan County Court Thursday.  He faces charges of attempted burglary, criminal damage, and possession of burglarious tools for his alleged actions the early morning of August 21 at the MSM Mini Mart.

According to the criminal complaint, surveillance video caught a male subject trying to use a claw hammer to enter the business, but fled after an alarm was activated.  The same day law enforcement released the video and a still photo of the subject, an anonymous tip came in suggesting it was Seidler.  A sister of Seidler and a neighbor to Seidler’s mother confirmed the identity of the subject in the video as him.

When asked about his actions, Seidler denied doing anything and repeatedly said he did not remember that night due to drinking.

Seidler is free on a cash bond and will be back in court for a preliminary hearing September 19.

 

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