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Gilman Robbery Suspect ApprehendedĀ 

Gilman Robbery Suspect Apprehended  Dec 27


On December 24th, 2022, at 5:47 p.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at the Cenex gas station located at 485 East Main Street in the Village of Gilman, Taylor County.


It was reported that a man entered the Cenex gas station in dark clothing wearing gloves and a mask to cover his face. The suspect was armed with a handgun that he pointed at the clerk while demanding money. The clerk indicated that the suspect exited the store with the money and was last seen leaving the scene on foot.


Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene and were unable to locate the suspect. However, they were able to follow the suspects foot tracks in the snow which led to an area where it appeared the suspect entered a parked vehicle and drove away.  


Taylor County Detectives continued the investigation into the robbery and a suspect was developed. On December 25th, 2022, a search warrant was conducted on the suspects home which is also located in the village of Gilman. As a result, 36-year-old Tommy Lee Wilkes was arrested and taken into custody for the robbery.



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