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“Let’s catch this guy!” Police look to ID suspect who sexually assaulted five-year-old boy at Walgreens

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are asking the public to help identify a sexual assault suspect who reportedly assaulted a five-year-old boy inside a restroom at the Walgreens located at 7600 W. Capitol Drive.

Walgreens 76th and Capitol

Walgreens 76th and Capitol

The incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. on August 9th.

Police say the suspect followed the boy into the restroom and sexually assaulted him. After the crime, the suspect left the store, and the boy immediately told his parents what happened.

The suspect is described as a black male, in his mid-30s, standing around 5'8" to 5’10” tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He has a medium complexion and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white pullover shirt with white and gray stripes, dark-colored shorts, and tennis shoes.

Sexual assault suspect

Sexual assault suspect

Police are working with area probation and parole officers to try to identify the man -- but at this time, they don't know who he is, or whether he's done this to other children.

Police say at this time, there is no evidence to link this man to any other sexual assaults.

Sexual assault suspect

Sexual assault suspect

"Always keep an eye on your kids.  Always know where they are. If there is someone when you`re in the store who looks suspicious, report them to security," Milwaukee Police Captain Aimee Obregon said.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett believes this was a horrible, and random crime. He's calling on all citizens to take a close look at these surveillance photos of the suspect -- and he says he's praying for the young victim in this case.

"Take a look at that picture. Let`s catch this guy," Mayor Barrett said.

Bathroom at Walgreens at 76th and Capitol

Bathroom at Walgreens at 76th and Capitol

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police Department - Sensitive Crimes at 414-935-7401.

Meanwhile, FOX6 News has reached out to Walgreen's corporate office -- and so far, we haven't heard back.

7 comments

  • Ladycold24

    I agree with Lorraine even an animal have a parental instinct to protect their own . This child should have been protected at all costs. Never let a child that young in age out of your sight.

  • Malai

    This absolutely disgusts me! My nephew is 10 years old and I still walk with him to the restroom and wait right outside the door for his return! It’s even to the point where if I see another adult walk into the restroom while he’s in there, I hold the door slightly open with my foot so that I can run immediately if something is to ever happen! I couldn’t imagine ever letting a 5 year old go alone to the restroom! I feel so sorry for the parent(s) because they had no idea that this would happen…I just pray that this isn’t a result of the parent being too lazy to take their child to the restroom because they were too busy browsing at merchandise..I’ve seen that myself in stores before.

    • Lorraine

      I’m sure this wasn’t the first time this child went alone in the bathroom! That tells you that mom/dad wasn’t around when this happened!! This child could have been snatched as well!!!! I’m sure this child’s parent is young and silly!! No parent in tigers right mind to allow there kid to go alone in a public restroom while they’re strolling in the aisle like walking in a park on a Sunday afternoon!!! Those parents should also be accountable as well!!!

      • Reasonless

        No need to worry folks.
        Barrett’s stern words will bring this criminal to swift justice faster than you can say, “Come ride my trolley.”
        Barrett is a man of serious business.
        Remember how well his cease fire campaign worked.

  • Bro Bro gangsta

    He is Serious! This is a safe city. Milwaukee is a safe city! It would be more safe if Wisconsin just didn’t have that conceal carry.

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