MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say a strong armed robbery suspect has been charged after citizens in downtown Milwaukee helped officers make the arrest.
MPD District One officers responded to the area near Kilbourn Avenue and Water Street around 11:45 a.m. on Friday, September 18th and when they got to the scene, they saw two citizens holding down the suspect, 25-year-old Jake Klug of West Bend.
The officers talked to the victim, a 22-year-old Milwaukee woman, who said she was walking when the suspect approached her, grabbed her purse, and fled on foot.
The woman screamed for help and a nearby citizen was able to stop the suspect and detain him until police arrived.
Officers recovered the victim’s purse and returned it to her.
Klug, who has a criminal record dating back to 2007, has been charged with one count of robbery and faces up to 15 years in prison or a fine of $50,000 if convicted.
He was set to make his initial appearance in court on Wednesday morning, September 23rd.