“Things like that never happen here:” Suspects sought in attempted carjacking in the Falls

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MENOMONEE FALLS (WITI) -- The Menomonee Falls Police Department is investigating an attempted carjacking in the North Pointe Shopping Center that happened on Monday, April 13th. A mother's quick thinking may have saved her and her four-year-old daughter from a violent and dangerous situation.

Officials say just before 11:00 a.m., two suspects were in a car in the parking lot of the shopping center -- near the Jo Ann Fabric and Craft store. The passenger exited the vehicle and approached a parked vehicle with a 34-year-old woman and her four-year-old daughter inside.  The victim, while in her car, saw the suspect armed with long-barreled gun approach the rear driver’s side of her car through a rear view mirror. The suspect attempted to order the victim out of her vehicle. Fearing for her safety and that of her daughter, she immediately placed her vehicle in drive and sped away to a safe location where she called 911.

"It`s kind of frightening because it`s kind of a small town atmosphere. Things like that never happen here," a Menomonee Falls resident said.

The suspect who approached the car is described as a black man, 20-23 years old, between 5'8" – 6'0" tall with a slender build. He was wearing a black hoodie pulled up and tied tight around his face and black jeans. Officials say the suspects were driving in a 1992-1999 Pontiac Bonneville four door champagne/tan-colored vehicle with mismatched wheels and rear deck spoiler. The driver was described as black male wearing a black hoodie.

Witnesses report the suspect vehicle had a Wisconsin registration plate with the first four characters being 534-X of a six character plate.

Nobody was hurt during this incident -- but it has many who frequent the area on edge.

"It seems to be a lot of crime all over the place," a Menomonee Falls resident said.

"Now going to start having to look over my shoulder. It's sad. When I parked today I said 'I`m going to park this way because if I have to get away I can.' People are going to be more on the lookout because you`re not as trusting anymore," Annette Andlar said.

If you have information that could help police in this case, you're urged to call 262-532-8702.


  • laura

    Wow…kudos to the lady for her quick thinking and to her or whoever was able to get such good descriptions of them, the car and a partial plate!!!

    • Wilson

      Amazing that nobody can say which direction the carjackers went when they departed the lot. They either went towards Germantown on Appleton, or towards Milwaukee on Appleton. Nobody saw that??? My money is on Milwaukee where all the vermin come from….

  • Mama Bear

    When you have a young child restrained in the backseat, carjackers usually don’t wait for you to unhook them before taking off. It usually turns into a carjacking + kidnapping. She was likely not as concerned about her vehicle as she was the safety and life of her child.

  • Gary Hamilton

    Sorry residents of Menomonee Falls you aren’t safe. You can thank all of Milwaukee’s political leaders and liberal judges for that. Haven’t you noticed the thugs that go from Milwaukee into Brookfield, and Sheboygan!

  • superdave

    Why cant you thugs stay in Milwaukee? Stay the hell out of out peaceful cities! We don’t need our crime rate going up and our property values going down. Stay on the north side of Milwaukee where you belong.

      • Wilson

        That is indeed the problem, straight shot out from the NW side of Kilwaukee to the falls on either of those roads you mentioned. Now if there were some turns involved they would become confused and probably give up when they got lost…..

    • Darren

      Where we belong?! Sorry to burst your bubble you racist shrew but Jim Crow, segregation, and slavery was over many years ago and black males have the right to travel wherever they wish in this free land fool!

  • Clint

    Here comes the ghetto into the suburbs. How about get a job and act human? You’ll never change the stereotype thinking if this continues

  • Vanda

    This is very scary-Meno Falls should be free of thugs. I will have to change my thinking when I shop and park my car in position for a quick exit.

    • Wilson

      You should be doing that everywhere you go Vanda. These thugs are branching out and looking for easy pickings. Always be aware of your surroundings….

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