Officers from the Milwaukee Police Department arrested a suspect wanted in the armed robbery of three teenage victims. District 7 officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of N. 57th Street at approximately 7:10 pm on July 7 and were met by three males who stated they had just been robbed. The victims were a 14-year-old male from Milwaukee, a 15-year-old male from Milwaukee, and a 16-year-old male from Illinois. They told officers they were walking on the sidewalk when they saw two subjects exit a red SUV. The first subject pointed a gun at the group, demanded their valuables, and stole a cell phone and an electronic tablet. The two subjects then fled in their vehicle.
About an hour later, officers from the Neighborhood Task Force were flagged down in the 2100 block of N. Sherman Boulevard by an off-duty sergeant. The sergeant said he saw a stolen vehicle, the red SUV used in the earlier armed robbery, traveling in the area. The NTF officers located the SUV in the 2300 block of N. 39th Street and two suspects fled from the vehicle on foot. One of the suspects was taken into custody and Milwaukee Police continue to search for the second suspect. It was discovered that the vehicle was stolen earlier in the day in an armed robbery in the 2100 block of N. 51st Street. Inside the SUV were the items taken from the teenage victims along with other stolen cell phones. The suspect is a 20-year-old Milwaukee man and is currently on parole supervision from an earlier conviction of fleeing from an officer. This case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office in the coming days.