Couple robbed at gunpoint at used car lot on Milwaukee's north side

The thieves reportedly made off with $10,000
Posted at 5:04 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 19:27:43-04

A married couple trying to buy two vehicles at a used car lot were robbed at gunpoint, and two suspects made off with nearly $10,000.

Police say it happened April 17 at Badger Auto Sales, 5905 W. Appleton Ave.

"Basically made the worst mistake we ever made in life," said one of the victims, who asked us to hide his identity for his protection.

He and his wife spoke to a man at the car lot and told him they would pay cash for two used cars. They thought the man was a salesman, but according to a search warrant filed in court, that man was only posing as one.

Once the man learned they would pay cash, the victim said he heard the man make a phone call.

"He was telling whoever he was on the phone with that 'Hey we're in the back of the car dealership...come back here,'" said the victim.

According to a criminal complaint, 15 minutes later two armed men approached the victim and his wife.

"And there was a Beretta pointed to the back of my head," the victim said.

Those two men were caught on surveillance video at the car lot. Their images were sent by police to the media.

According to a criminal complaint, one of the men, 24-year-old Glen Jeffery seen wearing a red vest in the surveillance images, ended up going to a police station to "clear his name" after seeing the video on the news.

The complaint says he drove to the station in the getaway car used during the robbery.

Jeffery was charged with armed robbery.

Police say the suspects stole the victims’ cell phones and nearly $9,500 in cash.

"Like I told my wife, it's not worth fighting for," said the victim. "$10,000 is a lot of money but at the end of the day, you can't replace our life."

Police say they know who the second suspect is but are still looking for him. As for the fake salesman, police say he hasn't been arrested and they are still working to determine exactly what, if any, his involvement was in the robbery.

A manager at the car lot declined to comment on camera. The victim and his wife say they may pursue legal action against the dealership.