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Two teens arrested in connection to abduction, AMBER Alert

Posted at 12:42 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 15:26:58-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police said two teenage girls were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection to an abduction and AMBER Alert that happened earlier in the day.

Anthony Crudup Jr. was reported missing around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, and an AMBER Alert was issued for him a few hours later. Through their investigation, police were led to a home in the 4000 block of N. 44th Street.

There, police arrested a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl who are believed to be connected to the abduction. Officials said three men were also arrested, however, those arrests were for unrelated charges.

Those men were 19, 33, and 56-years-old.

The Milwaukee Police Department said it is thankful Anthony is safe, and thanked the community and its partners who helped locate him safely.

Charges for the three men, and the two teens, will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.

On Wednesday Milwaukee police said after hours after the AMBER Alert was issued, an investigative lead brought officers to a home in the 1000 block of 44th Street just after 1 p.m. Several people were taken into custody, police said then.

Police said then that the child was being medically cleared but described the child as safe, and the child was in the process of being reunited with his mother.

Milwaukee police said at an earlier press briefing Wednesday that a caller had let several people stay at her home and then fell asleep. When she woke, she noticed the people were gone and her son was missing.

Police said then they were looking for an unknown 15-year-old girl who is 5'2", 120 pounds and has brown hair. She was last seen wearing green shorts, a pink shirt, and an olive jacket.

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