Five teens arrested for alleged role in car theft linked to armed robbery

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee police arrested five teenagers who were in a stolen car linked to an armed robbery. This, after fleeing from officers.

District Five officers found the stolen car at about 1:20 a.m. on Friday, April 17th near Keefe and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The car had been stolen in an armed robbery on Wednesday April 15 near 88th and Wilbur on the city’s southwest side. The car fled and officers quickly located it near 25th and Auer on the north side. Officers took five teenagers into custody.

The suspects arrested include two 14-year-old females from Milwaukee, a 16-year-old male from Milwaukee, and two 17-year-old males from Milwaukee. One of the 14-year-old females, an eighth grader, was a passenger in the stolen car that caused a fatal crash at 84th and Wilbur Avenue on February 22nd.

During an interview with police, another suspect admitted that all the occupants of the car wore gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints.

Milwaukee Police will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

5 comments

  • DC

    THESE PARENTS SHOULD BE CHARGED AS WELL. 1:20 AM IS WAAAAAAYYYY PAST CURFEW. PARENTS NEED TO BE HELD MORE ACCOUNTABLE

    • Kyle

      Dc you are absolutely wrong with your analysis of the situation. If the parents were not a part of the crime in any form and did not try it facilitate in anyway they should not be charged.

      • tj

        Sorry but no kyle you are wrong. These children are out in the ghetto doing horrible things. Wi needs legislation that charges parents of a minor if the kid is out past curfew and commits a felony. The parents are to blame as much as the kids.

    • Sheila Moyet

      I totally agree. Parents need to take responsibility for the children that they brought into this world. They have fun making them, but then don’t want to take care of them.

  • Sheila Moyet

    These thugs are a prime example of a broken family structure. Young girls having babies by numerous men without any knowledge of the responsibility of being a parent. Too many “baby daddies” who are MIA and not taking responsibilities for their children. Role models begin in the home!

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