Waupaca police arrested a woman at Hardee’s Restaurant on West Fulton Street shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The arrest was made minutes after a robbery at The Feminine Touch on North Western Avenue.
That robbery took place at about 10:25 a.m.
A press release from the Waupaca Police Department stated the clerk indicated a female entered the store and tied her up.
The female suspect left the store with an undetermined amount of cash and the store phone.
Waupaca Police Officer Lisa Benitez observed the vehicle pulling into the parking lot of the Hardees Restaurant and conducted a high risk traffic stop, according to the press release.
Additional city of Waupaca officers and officers from the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the traffic stop.
A 34-year-old woman was taken into custody, and the vehicle was impounded.
A further investigation is pending.
Witnesses told the County Post at least half a dozen police vehicles were at the restaurant, and officers had a woman down on the ground with their weapons drawn.
The robbery at The Feminine Touch was reported shortly after an attempted robbery at Primrose Gardens & Gifts in the city of Manawa.
The Manawa incident was reported at about 10:09 a.m., after a female subject entered the business, demanding money.
The female subject left the business, and the business owner was able to obtain a physical description of the vehicle and photograph the license plate.
The vehicle involved and the female suspect matched the description of an earlier robbery incident at the Best Western Grand Seasons Hotel in Waupaca.
Shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, a 911 caller reported an attempted robbery at the hotel.
Waupaca police and county deputies responded.
Witnesses at the hotel told the officers a woman entered the lobby, approached the front desk and demanded money.
She did not display a weapon, but she said she had one in her possession.
The woman was described as Caucasian, 5-foot 5-inches, thin build with freckles.
She was wearing a black jacket with fake fur around the hood and a brown scarf covering her face, according to police.