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MPD District 5 Officers Arrest Burglary Suspects Minutes After Crime

Two burglary suspects are charged after officers from District 5 of the Milwaukee Police Department identified them minutes after the crime. 18-year-old Len Perry of Milwaukee and 20-year-old Xavier Watkins of Milwaukee were taken into custody after a report of a burglary in the 1700 block of N. 5th Street at approximately 8:10 pm on January 18. Officers noticed the two men, who matched descriptions of the suspects, running away from the scene with bags. When officers arrested Watkins, he was found with a laptop computer that belonged to the victim, a 32-year-old Milwaukee man. Perry was found with a gaming system and several video games belonging to the victim upon his arrest.

During interviews with detectives, Perry and Watkins confessed to taking part in the burglary. The Milwaukee County District Attorney has charged them each with one count of felony burglary.

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