Eau Claire man accused of robbing tobacco store formally charged

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Formal charges have been filed against the Eau Claire man accused of robbing a tobacco store at gunpoint.

Michael Heil, 38, was charged Thursday with armed robbery and two misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.

More: Eau Claire man arrested for robbing tobacco shop

Police said he showed a gun and robbed the Eau Claire Tobacco Shop on Gateway Drive Tuesday night around 8:30. He was eventually arrested on Eau Claire’s northwest side with a BB gun and a “large amount of money” in the car.

Heil is being held on a $5,000 cash bond. He is due in court late next month.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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