Video: Suspect tries to steal woman's car in West Allis by crawling into her back seat
Police said around 5 p.m., a woman was at an ATM at the Wells Fargo near 63rd and National, when a man got into the back seat of her car and held a knife up.
The victim jumped out of her vehicle but forgot to put it in park and it started to roll away. The woman was able to get back inside and put it in park. That's when, police said, the suspect held a gun to her head, demanded money and stole her purse. The suspect then fled the scene.
People tried to help the woman and called 911 in a panic.
“I was pulling up the the ATM and a woman was parked down the street, waving her arms kind of crying at me said that the man who I saw running away from her had just stolen her purse and was running away," said a 911 caller.
“I just pulled up by my house and some lady was out in the middle of the street with her car and she just said I guy walked up to her and pointed at gun at her and tried steal her car," another 911 caller said.
The suspect made off with about $40.