Suspect charged in fast food attempted armed robbery

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Jamal Hardy

Jamal Hardy

Jamal Hardy

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 25-year-old Jamal Hardy is now charged with multiple criminal counts for his alleged robbery attempt on a fast food restaurant on Milwaukee’s north side.

According to the criminal complaint, Hardy walked into a McDonald’s on E. Capitol Drive on March 10th and attempted to rob the cashier by implying that he had a weapon. Hardy fled from the scene in a cab.

Officers found Hardy in the cab a short time later near 37th and Hampton Ave. and took him into custody.

Investigating officers later found stolen property on Hardy and discovered that he had stolen a victim’s purse from her car earlier in the day.

Hardy was taken to a medical facility after making a request to go there. During discharge, Hardy tried to run away from officers and became aggressive with them before he was arrested.

Hardy has a lengthy criminal record going back to 2007. He has been charged with Theft, Attempted Armed Robbery, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstructing/Resisting an Officer. He faces more than 21 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

4 comments

  • P M

    Sort of feel sorry for him; not the brightest. Leaving the scene in a cab? Would have been more ironic had he been robbing Hardee’s. Okay….I’m done. Peace.

  • Grace

    Why not a cab?its cold outside and once you actually waited for a cab in mill town might as well squeeze the meter!

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