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Eau Claire man arrested for armed robbery

Published On: Aug 23 2013 12:21:37 PM CDT

Eau Claire Police Dept.

Blake Mares


Eau Claire police arrested a 19-year-old man for an armed robbery that happened at a residence on Market Street on August 18.

Blake Mares, of Eau Claire, faces an armed robbery with use of force charge.

On Sunday, August 18, a man went to a house party and invited several individuals back to his residence, according to Eau Claire police. After the group left, he went into his bedroom. Police say when he left his bedroom, Mares, who had previously been in his residence, struck him in the face and demanded money from him.

Police say Mares struck the victim several more times in the face and took a sum of money from him and then left.  Investigators later identified Mares who admitted to committing the crimes.