Police Reports: Officers Race to Armed Robbery Call
Details aren't yet released on report of holdup of discount store.
Wauwatosa police officers were called at about 9 p.m. Monday to respond to a report of an armed robbery at Dollar Tree, 2851 N. Mayfair Rd.
An officer investigating a suspected retail theft involving two men at Pick 'n Save, 6950 W. State St., wrote in his report that he was left to handle the matter alone when dispatch called on most of the shift to respond to the robbery call.
No details of such a crime were made public as of Friday.
In other recent incidents:
A Butler man reported that between 3:30 and 5:05 a.m. his car was broken into at Anytime Fitness, 8901 W. North Ave., and a bag containing his laptop computer, a video game system and games was stolen. A window had been smashed to gain entry.
Cars belonging to a Wauwatosa man and a Milwaukee man were broken into at Wisconsin Athletic Club, 8700 Watertown Plank Rd., some time around 4 a.m. Windows were smashed in both cars, and the Wauwatosa man lost a briefcase containing nothing of resale value.
At 5:41 p.m., two Milwaukee women, 24 and 25 years old, were arrested for disorderly conduct at Mayfair Mall after they became angry at another woman who was sitting in her running car in the parking lot. They thought she would be backing out and they could take her parking space, and when she didn’t, one of them threw a water bottle at her car, then began threatening and harassing her.
At 3:45 p.m., a 16-year-old West Allis girl was arrested after a foot chase for retail theft from the Hot Topic store at Mayfair Mall. She had been seen trying to steal a pair of shorts but ran when store security tried to detain her. She was caught in the parking lot of Best Buy, 2421 N. Mayfair Rd.
At 3:01 p.m., a 17-year-old Milwaukee boy was arrested for retail theft from Boston Store at Mayfair after they left the store with two pairs of sunglasses and a pair of shoes they hadn’t paid for. Police spotted them and arrested them outside the mall.
A resident of the 1200 block of North 85th Street reported that overnight someone entered two unlocked cars in her driveway and stole change from each.
A resident of the 7200 block of Milwaukee Avenue reported that overnight someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole his laptop computer.
A resident of the 1400 block of St. Charles Street reported that overnight someone entered her closed but unlocked garage and ransacked her car, but nothing was taken.
A resident of the 7300 block of Harwood Avenue reported that overnight someone had entered her unlocked car and stolen a blazer.
A resident of the 2600 block of North 71st Street reported that overnight someone had entered his unlocked garage and rifled his car, but nothing was taken.
At 8:24 p.m., a 17-year-old Milwaukee girl was arrested for retail theft at the Buckle store at Mayfair after she was caught trying to steal two pairs of jeans valued at $271. When police questioned her, she said, “Do what you gotta do,” and refused to give any more information than her name. A record check showed she had been arrested twice in the past two months for the same crime.
A 24-year-old man, no address given, was arrested for theft from an auto and criminal damage to property after he was seen at 7:50 p.m. breaking into a car at Cardinal Fitness, 2885 N. Mayfair Rd. A witness gave police descriptions of the suspect, his car and the license plate. West Allis officers spotted the car in the parking lot of the Wisconsin Athletic Club at 1939 S. 108th St. and detained the occupants until Wauwatosa squads arrived. The man was in possession of property stolen earlier at Cardinal Fitness.
At 3:15 p.m., a 20-year-old Dousman woman was arrested for retail theft at the Icing store at Mayfair after she was seen there concealing merchandise in a large purse. She also had two pair of underwear in the purse stolen earlier from Victoria’s Secret and a magnet and an upholstery tool commonly used to defeat or remove security sensors.
At 1:11 p.m., Milwaukee police called to report that a minivan stolen early in the morning from a residence in the 2100 block of North 64th Street had been recovered at North 44th Street and West Hampton Avenue in Milwaukee. The van had a flat tire and the steering column had been peeled. After recovering his van, the owner called police to his home to take possession of two red hooded sweatshirts and a cell phone he had found in the back of the vehicle.