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Some leads, no arrest in 96-year-old grocer's case


MARSHFIELD (WAOW) – Three days after 96-year-old neighborhood grocer Margaretta Wolf refused to surrender any money to a masked armed robber, police say they are following some leads but have made no arrest.

We have not generated a specific suspect,” Lt. Darren Larson said Thursday.

On Monday about 10:30 a.m., Wolf said a masked man believed to be in his 20s and brandishing a pocketknife entered Wolf's Grocery Store and demanded she open the cash register.

She refused, offering Tootsie Rolls instead, and eventually the would-be robber fled the store after looking around and noticing a security camera flashing a red light in the corner, she said.

The incident has generated national attention to Wolf's courage and steely nerves.

There is no security video of the attempted robbery, Larson said Thursday.

It's believed the would-be robber was wearing the mask when he walked into the store but no eyewitnesses have reported seeing a masked man in the neighborhood of the store that day, Larson said.

Wolf said the man fled the area on foot.

There is no evidence indicating the would-be robber had an accomplice, Larson said.

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