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Greenfield police notes

June 24, 2014

Residential robbery

at gunpoint

Police are seeking two unknown males who broke into a Greenfield apartment and robbed the residents at gunpoint during the early morning hours of Monday, June 16.

According to the police report:

Two unknown males, one of them brandishing a black, semi-automatic handgun, forced their way into a downstairs apartment in the 3700 block of South 35th Street at about 3:50 a.m.

The suspects stole cash, electronics and a set of business keys from the residents, and also attempted to steal one of the resident's vehicles.

The suspects were described as a thin, six-foot tall black man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black handgun, and a five-foot, eight-inch tall black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt. One of the suspects also had a light mustache or goatee.

The New Berlin and Greendale K-9 units assisted Greenfield police during the search, but the suspects were not located.

Lost wallet

leads to arrest

A Milwaukee man who lost his wallet while running away from police in Greenfield was captured the next day after he returned to the area to find it.

The man, whose age was not released by police, is facing multiple charges including vehicle theft and resisting arrest.

According to Greenfield police:

An officer attempted to pull the suspect over on South 27th Street and West Layton Avenue at about 9:40 p.m. June 16, after discovering the license plate on the tan Chevrolet Tahoe he was driving did not match the vehicle and had multiple violations attached to it.

Police later learned that the vehicle was stolen from Diamond Jim's Motor Cars in the 5200 block of South 27th Street.

The suspect, who was the lone occupant, fled the vehicle on foot and ran into a nearby residential area.

The next day, police received a call from a resident in the 2800 block of West Bottsford Avenue, who reported that he found an unknown man coming out of his yard at about 8 a.m.

When the resident asked the man why he was in his yard, the suspect told him he was looking for his wallet, which he said he dropped somewhere in the area at about 10:30 p.m. the night before.

The suspect fled after the resident continued to question him and was last seen running between two houses in the 4200 block of South 27th Street.

The suspect was located in the 3800 block of South 21st Street later that morning and was taken into custody by Milwaukee police.

He was arrested for two counts of resisting, prowling and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent. He was also found to be wanted for a probation/parole violation and was transported to Milwaukee County Jail.

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