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Milwaukee Police Department

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police arrested three armed robbery suspects after they were spotted just blocks from the crime scene on the city’s south side.

Officers responded to the Payless Shoe Source store at 10th and Mitchell just before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 30th for a report of an armed robbery. An employee told officers two females and one male entered the store and began grabbing merchandise off the shelves. As the employee tried to stop the group, one of the females pepper sprayed her.

The suspects fled from the store on foot but were spotted by officers walking near 13th and Mitchell just before noon — and they were taken into custody.

The suspects are a 13-year-old male, a 16-year-old female and a 24-year-old woman, all from Milwaukee.  Officers found a can of pepper spray in the 16-year-old’s purse.

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