SE Wisconsin serial robber suspect in custody

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police have one man in custody after a series of robberies across Southeast Wisconsin. 

Area police have been searching for a man and an accomplice who robbed four different businesses in 10 days.  Two in Mequon and one each in Germantown and West Bend.

Milwaukee Police caught one man Monday night after he crashed a car near 12th and Brown Streets. 

Surveillance video in one robbery showed the suspect hit a man in the head with a gun as he robbed the GT Vapor Store in Germantown.  The image that still scares Ashley Peters.  

Peters was working at the Cigarette Outlet in West Bend on Nov. 18th when she said the pair came in.

Surveillance video captures robbery suspect attacking a shop clerk in Germantown:

She said she was held up at gunpoint by the pair. One man came in first and asked her if they were hiring. 

"The second guy had a mask on, hood up. He comes storming in and stands right about where you are. He had his gun out already and puts it across the counter and points it at me," said Peters, showing how he pointed the gun right at her stomach.

She worried what could have happened to her had she not done what they asked.

"I think if I wouldn't have listened to him I think he would have definitely not cared and hurt me as well," she said.

The BP Gas Station in Mequon was also robbed. The manager, Rebecca Kleckner said her employee has not been back since the robbery. 

"Glad that there is somebody getting in trouble for this," Kleckner said.

"Knowing the guy with the gun was caught is a major relief," Peters said.

The man has not yet been charged with the robberies. Milwaukee Police are holding him on outstanding warrants, second degree recklessly endangering safety for fleeing from police.
 

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