A teenage suspect wanted in an attempted robbery is arrested by District One officers from the Milwaukee Police Department. Officers were dispatched to the attempted robbery in the 2700 block of N. Maryland Avenue at approximately 8:45 pm on July 16. When they arrived on scene, they were met by the victim, a 21-year-old Milwaukee woman. The woman told officers that she and a friend were walking when a male suspect tried to grab her cell phone from her hand. The suspect was unable to grab the phone but then stood in front of the victim and acted like he had a gun. The victim then said she was going to call 911 and the suspect fled on foot.
The victim and her friend were able to give officers a description of the suspect including the type of clothes he was wearing. Approximately a half hour later, officers spotted a SUV in the 2900 block of N. Oakland Avenue with a male occupant who matched the description of the robbery suspect. The officers stopped the vehicle and noticed a windbreaker in the back seat that was the same article of clothing that the victim described. The 16-year-old Milwaukee male was taken into custody and confessed to the crime. The person driving the car, also 16-years-old and from Milwaukee, was cited for operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license. The case against the robbery suspect will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.