Wauwatosa Police searching for robbery suspects

Wauwatosa Police searching for robbery suspects
Posted at 3:07 PM, Jun 07, 2016

The Wauwatosa Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying two individuals who they say were involved in a street robbery, eluding police, and burglary of a bank.

On May 30, 2016 at 1:50 a.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery (weapon implied) in the 6700 block of Milwaukee Ave. The suspects fled in a stolen 2004 Jeep Liberty WI plate 651-PKU. The suspects were captured a short time later on video surveillance in the area trying to use the victim’s credit card, authorities said.

Later that day around 1:13 p.m.,  police attempted to stop the same vehicle  from the earlier robbery. The suspect(s) fled from police and a short pursuit ensued. The Jeep was not located, officials said.

On May 31 at 2:56 a.m., police responded to a window smash burglary at UW Credit union on the 6500 block of W. State St. Video surveillance shows that the same vehicle and, likely the same suspects were involved.

On June 1 at approximately 10 a.m., the stolen Jeep Liberty was recovered in the 8200 block of W. Grantosa Ave. Four suspects were observed by a resident abandoning the Jeep and attempting to steal another vehicle, unsuccessfully, police said.

Suspect #1 is described as a male, black, 14-16 years old, 5’05” tall, 120-140 lbs., short hair with small side part. He was wearing a dark colored zip up sweatshirt with red lettering (Possibly WISCONSIN) and red inside the hood, tan shorts.

Suspect #2 is described as a male/black, 14-16 years old, 5’06” to 5‘09” tall, 130-140 lbs., taller afro style hair. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and camouflage pants.

Citizens with information should contact Detective James Short at 414-471-8430, OR anonymously contact Wauwatosa Crime Stoppers, 771-TOSA (8672), OR anonymously Text-a-Tip to “crimes” using keyword “tosa”