Samuel Johnson 28, of Milwaukee has been charged with attempted Robbery with Threat of Force. His total bond is $10,000 after making his initial appearance in Racine Circuit court on Thursday afternoon.
According to the criminal complaint on April 28,2015 at 11:59 p.m. Racine Police responded to the Neighborhood Pantry located at 1511 W. Sixth Street for an attempted robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke to the victim who stated a black male, mid-20’s, around 5’8″ and around 150-160 pounds, dressed in all black with a plastic bag over his head and face, entered the store told the victim “Open the register, this is an insurance claim” and allegedly used his hand as a gun and “pretended to pull the trigger”.
The complaint states that the defendant walked away from the counter towards the door, the victim thought that the defendant was going to leave and attempted to shut the security door, the defendant pushed him and tried to keep the door open when another employee of the store attempted to seek help.
The victim stated to police that the defendant kept calling him by a nick name and believe me may live in the area, the complaint states. On April 29th Racine Police responded to the store to attempt to recover the video from the incident and were told by an employee that he doesn’t know the person’s real name but knew the suspect from a nickname.
Investigator’s with the Racine Police Department learned that the defendant when by the same nickname that was given, upon receiving that information they looked at the video footage and a photograph of the defendant and believed him to be the same person. Racine Police compiled a six person array of photographs and the victim was able to positively ID the defendant as the person who tried to rob the store.