Police officers from District Five of the Milwaukee Police Department arrested two teenage suspects after they planned to rob a pizza delivery driver. In the days leading up to this incident, District Five officers had responded to several armed robberies from different delivery drivers in the same four block area. In each case, the suspects threatened the delivery driver with a weapon and stole food, money, and personal belongings. District officers sent fliers to area businesses letting them know to call police if they received suspicious orders.
On July 1, at approximately 11:40 pm, a business contacted District 5 after they received a suspicious order to be delivered in the 2500 block of N. Buffum Street. The driver met with a squad at a safe location and additional squads saturated the area where the delivery was to take place. Officers saw two subjects running as they approached them and took them into custody in the 2500 block of N. Richards Street. One of the suspects had a cell phone in his possession that was the same phone which placed the order and the other suspect had a knife on him.
The two suspects arrested are a 13-year-old male from Milwaukee and a 14-year-old male from Milwaukee. They have since confessed to several of the armed robberies in the area. The case will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney in the coming days.