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Teen suspect in attempted robbery now in custody, thanks to help from citizen witness

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Milwaukee Police Department

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A citizen witness helped Milwaukee police find and arrest a teenage suspect wanted for attempted robbery on Saturday, May 23rd.

Officers responded to the neighborhood near US 45 and Hampton Ave. around 3:30 p.m. Saturday for a report of an attempted strong armed robbery. The victim, a 58-year-old Milwaukee man, told officers he was approached by a suspect who demanded his car keys. The victim refused and the suspect began striking him before he eventually fled on foot.

A witness saw the crime take place and followed the suspect in his vehicle while giving updates to the officers.

The suspect, a 17-year-old Milwaukee man, was located a few blocks away and taken into custody.

Charges will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

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  • Mr. Bob

    The witness should have run the suspect over with his car like that officer did in Texas. That would make certain the sh*tbag didn’t get away…

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