Downtown armed robbery suspect arrested shortly after the crime

An armed robbery suspect was arrested shortly after the robbery occurred on July 12 near North 8 Street and West Wisconsin Avenue.  Milwaukee Police were on patrol near the scene of the crime.
An officer from District One was on patrol at the intersection of N. 8th Street and W. Wisconsin Avenue around 8:40 a.m. on July 12 when he was approached by a victim who stated he had just been robbed. 
The victim, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, pointed to a woman running away and identified her as the suspect. The victim told officers the woman came up to him, pointed a weapon at him, and demanded his belongings.
The suspect, a 20-year-old Milwaukee woman, then fled from the scene on foot with the victim’s cell phone and cash. Officers took her into custody following a short foot chase and found the victim’s belongings in her pocket. 
During the chase, she dropped an Airsoft gun she used in the crime. 
While being escorted to the Police Administration Building, the suspect spit on one of the officers. The suspect now faces charges Throwing/Discharging of Bodily Fluids at Public Safety Workers as well as Armed Robbery. MPD will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Officer in the coming days.
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