Authorities have taken into custody a 41-year-old Fremont man as a person of interest in the two overnight robberies.
The first armed robbery took place shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Northport BP gas station on State Highway 54 east of New London.
A masked man armed with a handgun robbed the store clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash then fled the store.
A second robbery was reported shortly after 4:30 a.m. Friday at the Waupaca Mobil Travel Center on West Fulton Street in Waupaca.
A store clerk was robbed by a masked man with a handgun who fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The man in the second robbery matched the description of the man in the first incident.
Waupaca police and county deputies were able to follow the robber’s footprints through the snow from the Waupaca truck stop to a nearby hotel room. The officers found the Fremont man in a hotel room and took him into custody at 9 a.m. Friday.