Wauwatosa Police Department investigates armed robberies of senior citizens

Wauwatosa Police Department is investigating two strong armed robberies of senior citizens in Wauwatosa and a similar robbery in Menomonee Falls.

A strong armed robbery occurred in the parking lot at the Walgreen's store, 10800 W. Capitol Dr., on June 20, 2015 at 2:54pm.

A 78 year old female victim left the store and was near her vehicle when she was approached by a subject in the parking lot. The suspect grabbed the victim's purse and dragged her across the parking lot, forcing her to let go of the purse. The victim sustained several, non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect in this incident is described as a black male, medium height and build, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and dark colored athletic pants with white stripes down the side.

In a similar incident, a strong armed robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Mayfair Collection, 11500 W. Burleigh St., on June 22, 2015 at 12:42pm.

A 64 year old female victim was approached in the parking lot by two subjects. One of the subjects forcibly grabbed the victim's purse, and when she did not let go, a second subject said, “Just give me your purse and you won't get hurt.” The suspects were captured on a store surveillance camera shortly before the robbery. A still photo of the suspects has been attached.

These same subjects are suspected to be involved in a similar robbery in Menomonee Falls on June 22, 2015 where the female victim suffered a severe head injury.

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