A Milwaukee Police Officer was on patrol in the area of N. 25th Street and W. Locust Street on Thursday, January 21st, around 12:40 p.m. when he spotted a black Ford Explorer that was taken in an armed robbery on Wednesday, January 20th, on the south side of Milwaukee.
Officers attempted a traffic stop but the driver refused and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. During the pursuit, the Ford Explorer struck a tree near 19th and Locust Street, and five suspects fled from the vehicle. The suspects were taken into custody after a foot pursuit.
The driver is a 12-year-old Milwaukee male who was arrested with four other male suspects ranging in ages from 13 to 16 years old. The investigation is ongoing and the case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.