Police seek two men in connection with attempted robbery, shooting at Popeyes

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are asking the public for help in identifying two suspects who are accused of attempting to rob a south side fast food restaurant and shooting a customer.

The incident happened at the Popeyes Restaurant at 1567 W. National Avenue around 6:00 p.m. on December 27th.

According to police, as suspect #2 stayed in the alleyway near the dumpsters to act as a lookout, while suspect #1 entered the restaurant, armed with a handgun, and tried to rob the business. He was grabbed from behind by a customer who attempted to stop the robbery.

During the struggle, the suspect shot the customer and both suspects fled from the scene on foot.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, 5’5”-5’8” tall, and 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray skull cap, a gray bandana covering the lower half of his face, a gray hooded sweatshirt and gray pants.

Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male, 5’11” tall, 160 pounds, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing gray clothing.

Attempted robbery, shooting at Popeye's on W. National

Attempted robbery, shooting at Popeyes on W. National

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.

Google Map for coordinates 43.022925 by -87.934091.

1 Comment

  • Angry Dad

    He was grabbed from behind by a customer who attempted to stop the robbery? This is the wrong way to do this. The correct way is to immediately shoot the perp in the head from behind. Remember the thug who put a shotgun to the Aldi’s clerk’s head? The samaritan in line shot his dumb ass and neutralized the threat. That is how it’s done people.

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