Officers from Milwaukee Police Department District Four made three arrests, including that of a convicted felon, in two separate armed robbery incidents. Both armed robberies occurred on April 11 within 40 minutes of each other.
The first incident took place at approximately 6:10 pm at the Game Stop located at 10400 W. Silver Spring Drive. Three suspects entered the store and ordered the employees to open the cash registers. One of the suspects displayed a gun during the robbery and the suspects fled by car with the stolen cash. A short time later, officers who responded to the incident noticed two males, both 16-years-old and from Milwaukee, walking in the 5600 block of N. 91st Street who matched the description of two of the suspects. Officers found a large amount of cash, a gun, and marijuana on the males and took them into custody. The third suspect has not been located. The case against the other two will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.
The second incident occurred at approximately 6:50 pm at Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen located at 6120 W. Silver Spring Drive. An armed suspect entered the restaurant with a gun and demanded money from employees. The suspect was still in the restaurant when responding officers arrived at the scene. The suspect fled on foot but was arrested by officers a short time later in the 5600 block of N. 61st Street. During the investigation, the suspect admitted not only to the Popeye’s robbery but also to an armed robbery the previous day at the Burger King at 5812 W. Lisbon Avenue. The suspect, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, is a convicted felon and is currently on probation for five counts of armed robbery. His case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.