A lost dog has been reunited with its owner after being stolen during a carjacking Wednesday night.
Teddy, a 5-pound bichon-poodle mix, was reunited with its owner Friday morning after it was found wandering around 54th and Ohio streets on Milwaukee's southwest side and brought to the Greenfield police station, according to the Greenfield Police Department.
Two male suspects pulled the owner from her vehicle when she parked about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of S. Crandon Place in Greenfield, according to police. Two dogs were inside the vehicle. One jumped out, but Teddy was trapped as the suspects fled with the vehicle.
The stolen vehicle was later found, but the dog was missing.
Crews have cleared a crash that closed the two left lanes of northbound Interstate 32 at S. 60th St. in Greenfield for about a half hour Friday. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responded.
Authorities are searching for the second suspect in a string of armed robberies last month in Milwaukee, West Milwaukee and Franklin.
An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Norman Smith III, 24, who faces four counts of armed robbery. His co-defendant, James J. Gill, 20, was charged in the same robberies. Milwaukee police officers arrested Gill last Friday.
Police say the men began a robbery spree May 25 when they robbed two women at gunpoint in the 4800 block of W. Hampton Ave. and stole their purses and phones.
Three days later, the men robbed a woman as she was trying to get her 1-year-old child out of the car, which was parked in a Walmart lot in West Milwaukee, according to a criminal complaint. Gill pointed a gun at the woman's abdomen, police say, and demanded money and her purse. The woman turned over her cellphone, begging the man to let her get her baby out of the car, and the two suspects fled in an SUV.
Gill and Smith are charged with two other armed robberies later that same day, May 28.» Read Full Article
Two men threw a woman to the ground, hit her and stole her vehicle, with her dog still inside, Greenfield police said.
The woman told police that two male suspects in a dark-colored van followed her vehicle about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and when she parked in the 3400 block of S. Crandon Place, they pulled her from her vehicle, according to a police news release.
The woman's two dogs were inside the car and before the suspects drove away in her vehicle, one of the dogs jumped out but the other dog, named Teddy, was trapped as the suspects fled.
Greenfield police officers found the stolen vehicle abandoned near W. Morgan Ave. and S. 43rd St. but the dog was missing.
Anyone with information about the suspects or missing dog, a 5-pound Bichon-Poodle mix, is asked to call Greenfield police at (414) 761-5301 or call anonymously at (800) 78-CRIME.