Suspicious man approaches children, neighbors react

Milwaukee Police are looking for a suspicious man who residents say took pictures of children and tried to talk to them.

Milwaukee Police responded to the area of 21st and Burnham Tuesday for a report of a suspicious person. That person has not yet been identified and it has residents on  high alert.

“Like whoa! That’s right here around the corner, like what are we coming to?” says Genesis Perez Santos.

It’s news that has many parents just like her shocked. The area where the man was seen is near a neighborhood store that’s a popular place for children to hang out. The suspect was seen taking pictures of kids, even approaching them. Police say a witness intervened and the man took off.

“I know what it’s like to be a father and have my kids stalked by somebody like that. It’ not something that I would like to have especially in my neighborhood,” says neighbor Jose Pacheco.

Police have not provided a description of the man but they say their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Milwaukee Police Department.

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