The Milwaukee Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating an armed robbery suspect who stabbed two victims in two separate incidents. The first incident happened in the 3400 block of W. Silver Spring Drive at about 8:30 p.m. on April 20. The victim, a 21-year-old Milwaukee woman, and the suspect both exited a Milwaukee County Transit System bus when the suspect took out a knife and demanded the victim’s belongings. The suspect than stabbed the victim and fled northbound on N. 35th Street. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Police believe the same suspect was involved in a similar incident just before 8:00 a.m. on April 21 in the 1100 block of N. 27th Street. The suspect approached a 14-year-old Milwaukee girl on a bus, demanded her phone, and then stabbed her. A citizen chased the suspect but the suspect was able to get away. The citizen was able to get the victim’s phone back. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect is described as black male, between 15-20 years-old, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, and between 130-140 pounds. In both incidents he was wearing a distinctive “Buffalo plaid” jacket with a black and white checkerboard pattern. In the first incident, he was wearing a blue drawstring backpack. Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.
UPDATE (4/23/2015 at 10:40 a.m.): Milwaukee Police have arrested the suspect wanted for an April 20 armed robbery and stabbing in the 3400 block of W. Silver Spring Drive and an April 21 armed robbery and stabbing on a Milwaukee County Transit System bus in the 1100 block of N. 27th Street. The suspect, an 18-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody late last night at a home in the 4500 block of N. 27th Street. MPD will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.