Milwaukee Police arrested armed robbery suspects who fled from them in a stolen minivan. District #4 officers investigated an armed robbery on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at around 8:40 a.m. in the 5800 block of N. 67th Street. The suspect, armed with a handgun, demanded the victim’s property. After obtaining the victim’s belongings, the suspect fled in a tan minivan. A witness obtained the minivan’s license plate and it was relayed to the police. The minivan was reported as stolen earlier in the morning.
A short time later the investigating officers saw the minivan used in the robbery drive by them at a high rate of speed. The officers pursued the van which ultimately crashed into a fire hydrant. The suspect fled on foot but was arrested a short time later. The 15 year old suspect had the robbery victim’s property with him and is suspected to have committed a similar robbery earlier in the day. He is also the suspect in several other recent violent crimes. Two other passengers in the stolen minivan were taken into custody for questioning. The case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.