Milwaukee mother says teens robbed her 12-year-old

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 22:19:59-05

A local mother says four teens robbed her 12-year-old son at gunpoint on Sunday, and these teens may be related to several other armed robberies in the city - including one that led to their arrest.

"These are kids robbing kids for no reason," said Hill, who asked us to only use her last name, since her son is traumatized after what happened.

"He thinks they're coming back," she said.

Hill says on Sunday afternoon, her 12-year-old son was coming back from the park near her house with his new electric skateboard. About a block from her home, four teens drove up alongside him and demanded he give them his skateboard.

"He reached back in the car and got a gun and put it in my 12-year-old's face while my six-year-old watched," she said.

The suspects then took off, but not before Hill says her son could get their license plate number. Hill says she was so angry, she decided to try and find them, and somehow located the car on Center Street.

She says she spoke to the teens for several minutes, eventually asking for her son's skateboard back. She says the passenger in the car gave it to her.

"I knew I put myself at risk going out looking for these guys but this gotta stop," she said. "My kids didn't deserve that."

On Tuesday, police arrested three teenage boys and one teenager girl after officers say the teens robbed a 50-year-old man at gunpoint near 81st and Nash.

Hill says police told her they are the same teens in her case. Police told TODAY'S TMJ4 her case is one of several they are looking at in relationship to this group.

Police also said all four teens arrested on Tuesday have criminal records, including one 15-year-old boy whose record dates back to 2011 for crimes including carjacking and armed robbery.

Police say they will be presenting this case soon to the district attorney for possible charges. 

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