Milwaukee Police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who are accused of attempting to rob a south side fast food restaurant and shooting a customer. The incident happened at the Popeye’s Restaurant at 1567 W. National Avenue around 6:00 p.m. on December 27, 2015.
As suspect #2 stayed in the alleyway near the dumpsters to act as a lookout, suspect #1 entered the restaurant, armed with a handgun, and tried to rob the business. He was grabbed from behind by a customer who attempted to stop the robbery. During the struggle, the suspect shot the customer and both suspects fled from the scene on foot. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, 5’5”-5’8” tall, and 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray skull cap, a gray bandana covering the lower half of his face, a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray pants.
Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male, 5’11” tall, 160 pounds, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing gray clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360.