UPDATE: Man wanted in south side string of robberies arrested by MPD
Updated: 5:28 p.m. September 7, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police say the suspect in connection with a string of robberies on September 4 on the city's south side has been arrested.
Police say criminal charges will be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office in the coming days.
Updated: 10:46 a.m. September 6, 2018
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- St. Francis Police say the suspect responsible for multiple robberies on Milwaukee's south side also hit a business in St. Francis on Layton Avenue.
Police say the suspect walked into the Wingstop on Wednesday, September 5 around 10:45 p.m. and asked if they had seen him on the news. The man then pointed at the cash register and walked out.
Police described the suspect as about 5'5" tall and skinny. He was wearing blue jeans, a grey zip-up hooded sweatshirt and a blue beanie-style hat.
Updated: 5:43 p.m. September 5, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police have released more information on the string of robberies and are looking for a suspect.
According to police, the robberies happened on the south side in the Bay View neighborhood between 1 a.m. Tuesday, September 4 and 9:45 p.m.
The alleged robber targeted gas stations and fast food restaurants, five in total, all in close proximity to one another near S. Howell.
But according to employees, the robber wasn't successful at all of them.
“He came back and tried to attack my employee, and my employee pushed him away, and he dropped the box cutter, he tried to go inside the building but my employee got there before him, they let him go, so he just ran away,” said Varshan Bhimani, gas station manager.
The suspect also tried the Taco Bell on W. Oklahoma, but it was no match.
“When he seen there was five of us here, we outnumbered him, and he was very small compared to us, so I guess you can say he came into the wrong Taco Bell,” said Ivan Martinez.
No one was injured.
The suspect has been identified as a white man in his late 30s about 5'7" tall and 150 pounds. He has reddish or brown hair, a beard with a slim build and was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie, black gloves, dark pants and light color shoes.
In the robberies, the suspect says he has a weapon inside the sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 414-935-7360.
Posted: 5:20 a.m. September 5, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Police say four businesses were robbed Tuesday evening on the city’s south side.
Authorities say the four businesses that were robbed were near S. Howell Ave. Police are not saying if the robberies were connected.
The incidents remain under investigation. No one was hurt and no one is in custody at this time.