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06-28-2017, 05:16 AM

'Scared to the point of death': Denied aid during armed robbery, man's heart fails, police say

A 56-year-old man who was working on an after-hours remodeling project at a Culver’s restaurant on the South Side died early Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack after two armed men robbed the restaurant and prevented the man’s co-workers from seeking help, Madison police said.

“There was a certain vileness, a certain despicability about the whole thing because ... you had an instance where the victim was scared to the point of death,” Police Chief Mike Koval said.

The man, whose name has not been released, is Madison’s sixth homicide victim of 2016. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office was conducting an autopsy Tuesday afternoon to determine the cause of death.

The two armed and masked men entered the back of the restaurant around 3 a.m. and surprised four contractors who were working inside the restaurant at 2102 W. Beltline, Koval said. For about an hour, one of the men looked for and then opened the restaurant’s safe, taking the money while the other man kept a gun pointed at the victims, who were ordered to lie face down on the floor.

Koval did not say how the men were able to open the safe. But after it was opened — about 45 minutes after the robbers entered the restaurant — the 56-year-old victim became ill and it was apparent to others that he needed immediate medical help, Koval said. But the man holding his gun on them wouldn’t allow them to help their co-worker or call 911, Koval said. The victim was pronounced dead at the restaurant shortly after paramedics arrived.

“(The robbers) allowed the man to languish and subsequently to die while they handed themselves the greater priority of getting into the safe and getting the filthy lucre, or what I call blood money, and then left,” Koval said. “It wasn’t until after they left that (the others) felt they had a sufficient margin of safety and were comfortable enough to call 911.”

Police provided limited descriptions of the robbers. One was described as a black male in his 20s or 30s and about 6-feet 3-inches tall. The second, also a black male, was shorter and appeared to be in his 20s, DeSpain said.

The other three contractors — all men, ages 22, 33 and 34 — told police the situation was so tense during the robbery that each thought he was going to die, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

06-28-2017, 04:49 PM


The contractor who died of an apparent heart attack early Tuesday morning during an armed robbery at Culver's restaurant on the West Beltline has been identified as Christ Edward Kneubuehl, 56, of Kenosha.

06-28-2017, 09:30 PM
Brother of the Culver's victim opens up about contractor; shares heroic details of horrific armed robbery (http://www.wkow.com/story/35772900/2017/06/28/brother-of-the-culvers-victim-opens-up-about-contractor-details-about-armed-robbery)
MADISON -- The brother of the Culver's contractor who died early Tuesday morning is sharing what happened during the terrifying hours of the armed robbery and how the family is coping with the loss. "He is going to be missed tremendously," says Tom Kneubuehl, brother of the victim. "To lose a life, father is gone, brother, son, for a few thousand bucks? It's senseless."
Christ Edward Kneubuehl (56), of Twin Lakes in Kenosha County, was working as a contractor at the Culver's located at 2102 W. Beltline Highway when two masked men entered the restaurant and held the four contractors at gunpoint while they targeted the restaurant's safe. Madison Police say Chris died following medical distress during the robbery. "We believe he would be alive if he wasn't put under the stress he was put under," Tom says.

07-03-2017, 09:52 AM

DNA used to identify man arrested in deadly Culver's robbery

Updated: Jul 03, 2017 10:29 AM CDT


MADISON, Wis. - A man who was arrested in connection with the death of a man during the robbery of a Culver’s in Madison has been identified.

Madison police said Nicholas A. Ivy, 32, was arrested on suspicion of felony murder and armed robbery. He was identified by DNA found at the crime scene, police said. Forensic investigators said they were able to quickly match the DNA with DNA from Ivy which was on file.

Ivy was arrested in Janesville Friday afternoon. Janesville police surrounded a house on North Academy Street around 1 p.m. The SWAT team entered the home after announcing on a loudspeaker that they had a warrant for the house. Ivy surrendered to police.