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Armed robbery investigated in Oshkosh

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OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Police in Oshkosh are investigating an armed robbery Thursday night.

Police say it happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 800 block of John Street. A 22-year-old Antigo woman said she was trying to find a friend's house. A car, described as a dark blue or purple Neon, pulled up.

The people inside the car told the female her friend wasn't home, and to get in the car and they would take her for a ride.

When the woman got in, she told police the driver threatened her with a weapon and she gave the 3 people inside an undisclosed amount of cash. While riding around the area in the car for about 45 minutes, the victim called a friend to say she was in trouble. The people in the car took her phone. Eventually, they took the victim back to her car, let her out and returned the phone to her.

The victim then went to Appleton to report the crime. Appleton police reported the incident to Oshkosh police.

The driver of the car was described as a white man in his early 20s, with short, spiked blond hair. He was about six feet tall and had a tattoo of a skull and crossbones on the web of his right hand.

One of the passengers was a white man in his early 20s, with brown curly hair, brown eyes and a larger nose. The third passenger was described only as a white female with dirty blond hair about three inches past shoulder length.

Anyone with information is asked to call Oshkosh police at (920) 236-5700. Anonymous tips can be left with Winnebago County Wide Crime Stoppers by phone at (920) 231-8477, by text-messaging IGOTYA plus the tip to 274637, or online .

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