4 years ago

Armed Robbery Suspects Quickly Caught with Help of “App”

Officers from the Milwaukee Police Department’s District Five and District Three arrested two armed robbery suspects accused of stealing a victim’s vehicle and cell phone. The victim, a 31 year-old Milwaukee man, was exiting his car in the 2500 block of N. Bremen Street at approximately 3:35 am on June 19 when a suspect approached him, pointed a gun at him, and demanded his belongings. The suspect dropped his phone and keys in the car and the suspect fled in the vehicle.

When officers arrived on the scene, the victim told them he had the “Find My iPhone” app installed on his phone and computer. Officers used the tracking device and notified squads in the area near the 900 block of W. Center Street where the vehicle was found in a parking lot at approximately 4:00 am. As officers approached the car, two suspects fled on foot but were taken into custody in the 2500 block of N. 6th Street and the 2600 block of N. 9th Street. The stolen cell phone was found on one of the suspects. The suspects arrested are a 16-year-old Milwaukee male and a 17 year-old Milwaukee male. The case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

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