X Marked the Spot to Catch Robber
May 7th, 2012 by milwaukeepolice
A robber with a distinctive tattoo was no match for Milwaukee Police Officer Steve Strasser and his computer.
A taxi driver had reported he had been robbed by a suspect who pretended to be a customer on May 3 in the 1400 block of N. 26th St. about 1:45 a.m. The driver gave police a description of the suspect with a detail that would be her undoing – a distinctive tattoo on her hand.
After obtaining surveillance from the inside of the cab, Officer Strasser did a computer search based on the suspect’s tattoo. It revealed a woman with an identical tattoo and physical description. Officers Strasser, Richard Litwin, Patrick Furhman and Procopio Orlando subsequently did a search warrant at her residence and found evidence linking her to the crime, along with a quantity of marijuana. The woman has confessed to the robbery.