Police investigating home robbery


Ottumwa Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an Ottumwa woman wanted in connection with a robbery in Ottumwa earlier this week.

The Ottumwa Post reports 32 year old Shawna Patzel of 209 North Sherdan was shot during a robbery at her home Tuesday morning.

Police say the shooting occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m.   Wanted in connection with the robbery is 23 year old Cassie Jo Polson ofOttumwa.  Authorities say Polson allegedly threatened Patzel along with 25 year old Haley J. Leonard  and 31 year old Jeremia K. Gillespie.

Police say Polson  fled the scene with a Power Station, a flat screen television, a cell phone and several electronic devices. Anyone knowing Polson’s where abouts is asked to contact the Ottumwa Police Department by calling 683-0661.

Patzel was transferred from Ottumwa Regional Health Center to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.