Police arrested a 17-year-old Arpin boy and a 13-year-old Marshfield boy on Wednesday for the attempted July 15th heist at Wolf’s Grocery. Officials said the younger boy took out a pocket knife and demanded money from store owner Margie Wolf. She said the boy could have all the Tootsie Rolls he wanted, but no cash. That stance made the robbery attempt a national news story. The 17-year-old faces a possible charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police said the teen allegedly encouraged the 13-year-old to commit the robbery. The teen was referred to juvenile authorities.
Wolf tells Marshfield News-Herald Media that if the 13-year-old gets the right kind of help, he probably won’t commit such a crime again. She said she was not going to report the incident to police – but she did so after thinking that the younger boy might have tried to rob an elderly person’s home. For decades, Wolf’s Grocery has been known for serving up pop-and-candy to youngsters at nearby Madison Elementary School.