Oak Creek police investigating multiple break-ins, suspect escaped

NOW: Oak Creek police investigating multiple break-ins, suspect escaped

Updated: 04/10/2021 09:00 AM

OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Oak Creek Police Department said they responded to a residential neighborhood Friday, April 9 to investigate a report of a robbery.

Police say they responded at 4:02 p.m. near 20th and Drexel.

As officers were investigating the robbery, police say a burglary was discovered at a nearby residence. 

The suspect of the robbery fled the area in a stolen vehicle before police arrived.

"These are isolated incident s with no immediate threat to the area," the Oak Creek Police Department said in a statement. "We are currently investigating these incidents."

Police say they have a person of interest identified. 

If you have information regarding these investigations, contact the Oak Creek Police Department at 414-762-8200.

Published: 04/09/2021 09:30 PM

OAK CREEK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Oak Creek police shut down a neighborhood for several hours Friday, April 9, as they responded to multiple break-ins.

Police were first called around 4:30 p.m.

They have confirmed that at least two homes were broken into and the suspect was able to run away through a wooded area behind homes. 

Officers were still investigating as of 9:30 p.m. Friday night and have released very little officially.

When CBS 58 arrived on scene, our cameras caught police clearing a home in the area. We saw a police K9 searching the backyard first. 

The search lasted close to half an hour. 

Multiple neighbors tell CBS 58 some type of confrontation occurred between the suspect and a neighbor.

Oak Creek police say they're still trying to piece together all that has happened. 

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for updates on air and online. 

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