ARRESTED: Convicted felon taken into custody minutes after armed robbery

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Officers from District 4 of the Milwaukee Police Department arrested an armed robbery suspect on Tuesday, July 22nd minutes after the crime occurred.

According to police, the suspect tried to leave the Dollar General store at 1935 W. Silver Spring Drive with stolen merchandise hidden in his shirt and pants.

A store employee tried to stop the suspect when the suspect took out a knife and threatened the employee with the knife.

Within minutes, officers arrived on the scene and were told by the employee the suspect was in the median across the street.

The suspect, a 51-year-old Milwaukee man, was taken into custody.

He is a convicted felon and has a current open case for retail theft.

The complete investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

3 comments

    • Harvey Lovejoy

      Hey Noobler, once he pulled the knife on the employee it becomes an armed robbery. Sure felons can have knives, once they use them in the commission of a crime it’s different.

  • Hooptie Pete

    Yes it becomes an armed robbery, however we both know that his intent was to shoplift he didn’t go to the counter display the knife and demand property or money thus making it a true armed robbery. The title used is very misleading. Kudos to the cops for not taking 26 minutes to respond to this call of a person with a knife.

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