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