Menomonee Falls PD looking for 10-year-olds after forceful robbery attempt
It looked like a normal day for a Menomonee falls woman as she pulled into her driveway last Saturday and was walking into her house.
"Another vehicle was following," Menomonee Falls Police Captain Jeff Knop. "And two subjects appearing to be rather youthful approached her in the driveway."
What happened next surprised neighbors, two children, around ten years old started talking to the woman and tried to steal her purse.
"They were kids. if you saw the pictures of them, not many people are going to be scared of these little kids."
"I know it was a serious incident but it was also two kids."
The driver was about five foot tall, skinny and Hispanic. Her age is unknown. One of the kids was a black boy and the other white girl. Police don't know the relationship between the driver and the kids.
"It is highly unusual. And all the more reason for us to want to investigate this thoroughly. Find out who these individuals are, and find out why they're engaged in this type of behavior."
The car was a red 2012 Toyota Camry that had been stolen from Milwaukee earlier in the day. Police say a man came out of the house to stop the kids and they ran off without the purse.
"Certainly coming to the aid of a neighbor, of a family member. That made the difference in this case."
Police say if you think you're being followed, making eye contact can prevent confrontation.
"If they have any ill intent, they understand that you're watching them."
Anyone with information can contact Detective Martin at 262-532-8700. Anonymous tips can be reported to Waukesha County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-441-5505, at www.stopcrimewaukesha.com, or through the P3 phone app that can be downloaded through either the App Store or Google Play.