6 people arrested after fleeing from West Allis Crash

NOW: 6 people arrested after fleeing from West Allis Crash

Updated: 12:05 p.m. November 8, 2017

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- West Allis Police tell CBS 58 that five 16-year-old boys and one 17-year-old boy were arrested in the crimes. They boys are suspected of several crimes in Milwaukee and were turned over to MPD.

The armed robbery on Tuesday happened in the City of Milwaukee but the chase led them into West Allis.


Posted: 7:26 p.m. November 7, 2017

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- West Allis police arrested six people after they fled a crash scene Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses say the suspects were also involved in a robbery.

Authorities say the vehicle the suspect abandoned was reported stolen. Witnesses say they were being tailed by a victim of their crimes. The crash happened just before 4 p.m. near the intersection of West Greenfield Avenue and South 59th Street.

The neighbors living in the area say they heard the squealing of brakes and then the crash. But they say - honestly - that's a normal sound to hear on the busy road.

But here's the unique part: when neighbors looked out their windows they saw two white sedans after one had apparently rear-ended the other. The woman driving the rear car was yelling that she had been robbed by the people driving in the car in front of her, witnesses said.

She went to retrieve what looked like a laptop bag from the other vehicle which the suspects were running away from, neighbor Michelle Behling said.

"At least four teenagers, possibly five, bailed out of the car and ran between the houses. And then what  I thought was a good Samaritan started chasing after them. And that was the extent of what I saw but she kept yelling 'They took my purse, they took my purse!'," Behling said.

Milwaukee and West Milwaukee police are also investigating the situation. West Allis police say the "actual crimes" happened in those outside jurisdictions.

Authorities have not yet released details on that aspect of events.

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