Teenagers Arrested for Stealing Elderly Woman's Car at Gunpoint

Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly stealing an elderly woman’s car at gunpoint and then crashing the car on Milwaukee’s North Side.

District Five officers responded to the 1900 block of W. Congress Street around 2:20 p.m. on January 14 for a report of an armed robbery.

The victim, an 87-year-old Milwaukee woman, told officers that several males approached her and that one of them, armed with a gun, demanded her car.

That suspect along with two others got in her car, a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, and fled from the scene. Officers responding to the scene saw the Cobalt near North 20th Street and West Atkinson Avenue and as they were about to perform a traffic stop, the car crashed into a snowbank.

Three males fled from the car on foot and officers arrested two of them, a 16-year-old Milwaukee male and a 15-year-old Milwaukee male.

MPD continues to search for the third occupant and other suspects that may have been involved in the initial armed robbery. 

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