Janesville police say trio of men arrested after robbery

Three Beloit men are facing charges after an armed robbery originating in the Old Navy Store parking lot on Deerfield Drive in Janesville. Police say they responded to the area about 12:30 Saturday afternoon, on a report of a 30-year-old Milton resident being forced to drive to two different ATM’s to withdraw money, and then back to Old Navy to buy clothing for the suspect. Shortly after, officers stopped a suspect vehicle at the Highway 14 ramp onto the Interstate. 45-year-old Gerald R. Hopewell was arrested on a charge of Armed Robbery and False Imprisonment. Also arrested on charges of being Party to Armed Robbery were 50-year-old Shay L. Rogers and 30-year-old Dominick J. Delao. Police say they recovered the cash, clothing and a facsimile firearm from the suspect’s vehicle. All three were taken to the Rock County Jail to await an initial court appearance.