“In and out relatively quick:” 4 thieves ransack 7 vehicles in 8 minutes at Brown Deer Walmart

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BROWN DEER -- For years, police have been suggesting drivers avoid keeping valuables in their vehicles if possible. Surveillance cameras captured quick criminals at the Walmart located in Brown Deer, as well as Uihlein Soccer Park located in Milwaukee on Monday, February 20th.

Brown Deer vehicle break-ins

Brown Deer vehicle break-ins

"It is a very fast crime. They're in and out relatively quick," said Officer Nick Andersen with the Brown Deer Police Department.

The thieves were not too quick for surveillance cameras.

"As far as the security cameras show, they were in the lot for eight minutes and they hit seven cars with four people, so you know it's a matter of seconds. They're in and out of each vehicle," said Andersen.

Video shows around 11:45 p.m. Monday night in the Walmart parking lot located on Brown Deer Road, an early model red Chevy Blazer, and four suspects who allegedly broke into seven vehicles in eight minutes.

Brown Deer vehicle break-ins

Brown Deer vehicle break-ins

"It's more common that they hit more than one vehicle while they're in a parking lot, and if they feel more comfortable with their surroundings and they don't feel as though they're being viewed by anybody, they'll hit as many as they can before they think it's time to get out of there," said Andersen.

Brown Deer vehicle break-ins

Brown Deer vehicle break-ins

But sometimes, the thieves are being viewed.vehicle-thefts6

"We had eight broken into Monday night," said Alvaro Garcia-Velez, with the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club.

At Milwaukee's Uihlein Soccer Park, eight vehicles were broken into. Sunglasses and change were among the few items actually reported stolen.

Uihlein Soccer Park vehicle break-ins

Uihlein Soccer Park vehicle break-ins

Uihlein Soccer Park vehicle break-ins

Uihlein Soccer Park vehicle break-ins

"It didn't seem like they were looking for anything in particular. They were just going from car to car and breaking windows to see what they could find," said Garcia-Velez.

At this point, they would find that security cameras have been repositioned and security staffing increased in an effort to deter the delinquents.

"We'll do our best to ensure that our patrons are safe and feel safe when they come," said Garcia-Velez.

Milwaukee police are investigating the crimes at the soccer park. Police said it appears as though they may involve the same red Chevy Blazer. The SUV had what Brown Deer police described as a "broken or burnt out driver's side headlight and a light-colored sticker on the passenger side rear window."

If you recognize the Blazer or have any information which may help, you're encouraged to call police.


  • Metal Maniac

    Crimes went up big time in Brown Deer after that wal mart opened up. For some reason it just attracts these types


    Oh, where are the FAUX6 liberal supporters who keep telling everyone how safe and wonderful the Brown Deer/Northridge area is and that we’re all “racist” for not shopping and supporting that area? Hmm? Do you liberals understand now it’s NOT about race, it’s about the fact that the area is full of rampant crime like this? I’m sure you’d like it to be about “race” so you can insult us regular middle-class people some more who actually work for a living and don’t want their property damaged. Don’t you think this is why the majority of businesses left the area? Nothing to say Libtards?

  • violetbeauregarde

    The red Blazer was probably stolen. They’ll find it abandoned somewhere on the north side. Or it’ll be involved in an accident and the under-aged driver and his passengers will be observed running from the scene. It’s like a broken record.

  • Thomas Paine

    If you google “Brown Deer Walmart”, these headline jems are on the first page:
    Couple attacked in Brown Deer Walmart
    Stocked with thieves: Police called to Brown Deer Walmart weekly
    “Out looking for trouble:” Fight at Brown Deer Walmart leads to high speed chase
    Rash of car break-ins reported at Brown Deer Walmart store
    I also know that there was at least one car jacking there and the Brown Deer Police resources are strained by this store. It seems to me that it’s time for the Village Board to declare this property a nuisance and close it down.

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