New Berlin police seek suspect responsible for strong-armed robbery on Timber Ridge Court
NEW BERLIN — New Berlin police are searching for the suspect responsible for a strong-armed robbery that occurred Thursday night, October 15th.
Police were called to a home on Timber Ridge Court around 9:33 p.m. for a report of a strong -armed robbery.
Police say the male and female resident of the home, along with their adult daughter, returned home from dinner at that time. As they parked in the driveway, the daughter exited the vehicle and was confronted by a male subject, who demanded her purse and her mother’s purse, stating he had a gun.
A short struggle ensued and the daughter was punched in the face. Police say the man was able to obtain the daughter’s purse and jacket before fleeing on foot.
Officers set up a perimeter in the area and used the police canine in an attempted to track the suspect, but were unsuccessful.
The man was described as a black male with a large build, wearing a gray hooded jacket and dark pants.
Anyone with information on this case should call the New Berlin Police Department at (262) 782-6640. There have been no other reports of this type of crime in the city.