Bicyclist attacked on Oak Leaf Trail, police say don’t ever think this can’t happen to you
SHOREWOOD (WITI) — Shorewood Police arrested on Thursday, August 14th one adult man and three juvenile boys for a robbery that occurred on the Oak Leaf Bike Trail.
The robbery occurred just before 6 p.m. south of Capitol Drive. Police say 37-year-old Shorewood man was riding his bike on the path when he was confronted by the suspects. The group pulled the man off his bike, beat him and took his bicycle and back pack.
The four suspects were arrested after climbing a fence and walking through a back yard on the 3700 block of N. Morris Blvd. An 18 year-old man was transported to the Milwaukee County Jail.
Three juveniles, ages 16, 14, and 12 were referred to Milwaukee County Children’s Court.
The victim received his property back and was not in need of medical attention.
While the incidents like this along the bike trail are rare, police always stress vigilance and awareness. Don’t ever think this can’t happen to you or someone you know.