Six more teens arrested for armed robbery spree in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police have announced the arrest of six teenagers believed to be connected to several armed robberies in the city, less than a day after announcing the arrest of five others who are also suspected of being involved in the ongoing crime spree.
Police say the group was spotted in a stolen car in the 2100 block of E. Bradford Avenue around 10:30 p.m. September 11. The driver took off when officers approached, and led police on a six minute chase.
The suspects ran after crashing the car into a light pole on 60th and Center streets. Police caught up to all six suspects and took them into custody. Officers recovered stolen property from two recent east side robberies at the scene.
The group includes four boys -- two 14-year-olds, one 16-year-old, and a 17-year-old; and two girls, ages 16 and 17.
The group was taken into custody less than 24 hours after Milwaukee police announced the arrest of five males, ages 16 to 18, who could be connected to as many as 12 armed robberies in the city. During that arrest, police found a gun and three sets of car keys.
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