A Milwaukee Police officer on active patrol interrupted an armed robbery in progress in a South Side neighborhood. The officer from the Neighborhood Task Force was in his squad car near S. 12th Street and W. Greenfield Avenue just before 8:00 p.m. on February 20 when he noticed a pickup truck parked with half the truck on the curb. Outside of the truck he saw a victim with his hands and arms raised and a suspect heading back to the truck. The officer followed the truck and pulled it over at which time the victim, a 52-year-old Milwaukee man, approached the officer and said the truck’s driver had just robbed him of his beer and used pliers as a weapon. The officer found the stolen beer and pliers inside the suspect’s car and the suspect, a 33-year-old man from Houston, Texas, was taken into custody. MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.