One of two men accused of robbing gas stations in Waukesha told police he did it to feed a heroin addiction, according to a criminal complaint.
The robberies occurred at a Clark gas station on January 8 and at a BP Gas Station on January 3.
The Waukesha County District Attorney charged 28-year-old Anthony Deleon and 21-year-old Mitchell Gamroth with two counts each of armed robbery.
According to a criminal complaint, surveillance photos released to the media turned up several tips from the public. One person told police they recognized Gamroth because they had seen him wear the green flannel jacket seen in the photos.
Police served a search warrant at a home where both suspects reportedly lived and found the green flannel jacket, along with a blue bandana and white shoes also seen in surveillance video. The complaint states that Gamroth was at the home when police arrived and Deleon was taken into custody at a different location.
During an interview with police, Deleon reportedly admitted to the crimes saying that he did it to feed a heroin addiction. He also told police he was the man wearing the green jacket seen in surveillance and Gamroth was the man holding open the exit door, according to the criminal complaint.
Deleon also told police they took the money stolen in the robberies and used it right away to buy drugs.
According to the complaint, Gamroth did not admit to any crimes and when asked about his involvement in the robberies, he pled the fifth amendment.
A Waukesha County Commissioner set a cash bail at $100,000 for each suspect. If convicted, they face up to 40 years in prison, a $100,000 fine or both.
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