Rash of morning street robberies on city’s near south side
Joint statement from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman José G. Pérez July 22, 2015
Several citizens have been victimized by armed robbers during recent early morning street robberies on the near south side.
The robberies – both strong arm and armed — have occurred mainly between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., and the victims appear to be targeted at random. The robbers have used stolen cars to commit the robberies and are taking anything of value, including cash, credit cards, jewelry and phones.
We urge all citizens to be aware of their surroundings at all times, and if you see something suspicious or perceive that you are about to be victimized, call 9-1-1 immediately. For your safety, please do not resist if you are threatened, and call police immediately once the perpetrator/s have left.
If you have any information that might help solve these cases, we urge you to please call Milwaukee police at 414-933-4444 as soon as possible and provide any information or details you may have.
Below is a partial list of the recent near south side robberies, taken from the MPD call log:
4:34am 1600-blk. S. 6th–Stolen Vehicle
4:38am 1200-blk. S. 6th–Strong Armed Robbery
4:54am 2000-blk. S. 26th–Subject with Gun
5:17am 3000-blk. S. 12th–Armed Robbery
5:26am 1900-blk. S. Winona–Armed Robbery
5:27am 2600-blk. S. 15th Place–Armed Robbery
4:25am 2200-blk. W. National–Armed Robbery
4:28am 1800-blk. S. 16th–Armed Robbery
4:44am 11th & National–Armed Robbery
4:46am 2400-blk. S. 11th–Strong Armed Robbery
3:39am 3100-blk. W. Greenfield–Armed Robbery
4:52am 2500-blk. W. Rogers–Armed Robbery
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