MPD arrests two suspects in string of north side robberies

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 18:51:41-04

Milwaukee Police arrested two people they say are responsible for several robberies on the city's north side.

The 27-year-old man and 35-year-old woman, both from Milwaukee were taken into custody by the MPD's robbery task force during a traffic stop. 

Authorities say the two carried out robberies between Oct. 9 and 11. The last three in the evening hours of the 11. In one of the robberies a suspect fired a shot at the Subway on West Capitol Drive.

The clerk at the Subway told TODAY'S TMJ4 he was afraid for his life. No one was hurt, but the suspect fired the shot into a TV after seeing the security camera images on it. 

The majority of the robberies happened at restaurants like Subway and Cousins submarine sandwich shops. The other was at a Game Stop franchise. Cash was taken at all of the locations.

Police recovered two hand guns including a pink hand gun from the suspects. The MPD robbery task force was formed in 2015.