Suspect In Custody
Dubuque Dunkin' Donuts Robbery
Lieutenant D. Brendan Welsh 563-589-4473
Asst. Chief Joseph Messerich 563-589-4411
09/29/22 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – On 09/29/22 Dubuque Police responded to the Dunkin’ Donuts, 2660 Dodge Street for the report of an armed robbery. Employees reported that a white male suspect entered the store at approximately 0514 hours, displayed a handgun, and demanded cash. The suspect then left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported. The suspect drove from the area in a red Chrysler 200 and was observed on City of Dubuque cameras leaving the city limits southbound on Highway 151/61. Other area law enforcement agencies were notified.
At approximately 7 a.m. the red Chrysler was located by the Maquoketa, IA Police Department in their jurisdiction. The occupant of this vehicle was determined to be Andrew Michael Popp (07/01/88) of Woodbury, MN. The vehicle Popp was located in had been reported as stolen from the City of Lancaster, WI. Popp was arrested by the Maquoketa Police Department and was charged with 2nd Degree Theft for possessing the stolen vehicle and Interference with Official Acts. Popp is currently in custody at the Jackson County Jail awaiting his initial appearance.
Reference the Dubuque robbery, Dubuque Police have sought an arrest warrant charging Popp with 1st Degree Robbery. 1st Degree Robbery is a class "B" felony which is punishable by confinement for up to 25 years.
As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.
Andrew Michael Popp (07/01/88)