Police: 10 juveniles arrested in Wauwatosa following attempted robbery

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wauwatosa police say 10 juveniles were arrested Sunday, Jan. 24 in connection to an attempted robbery.

Officers responded to the area near 91st and Wright around 8:28 a.m. after a strong-armed robbery was reported. 

The victim told police he was snow blowing his driveway when he was approached by a suspect demanding everything in his pockets. The victim said the suspect reached into his pockets searching for items, but left without obtaining any property. 

According to the victim, the main suspect was accompanied by two other individuals who left the area in a newer red SUV, possibly a Hyundai.  Officers determined this was a vehicle reported stolen out of the city of Milwaukee on Jan. 23.

Later that morning, around 11:20 a.m., this vehicle was reported near Meinecke and 85th Street. 

When officers located the vehicle, it appeared that the suspects were attempting to steal a vehicle which was parked, unoccupied and running. Police say one suspect fled, but was arrested a short distance away. Nine other suspects remained on scene and were arrested by Wauwatosa police officers. 

Police say one 17-year old was taken to the Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility, one 16-year-old was taken to the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center on an outstanding warrant for vehicle theft, and eight other juveniles ranging in age from 13-16 were interviewed and released to a parent or guardian. 

Two of the juveniles had been reported missing and were reunited with their families. 

Charges will be reported to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office. 

An investigation remains ongoing. Wauwatosa police ask residents in these neighborhoods to check their doorbell or security cameras for footage during the timeframes of 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24.

The Wauwatosa Police Department Investigative Division can be reached at 414-471-8430.

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