Wauwatosa police are asking anyone who recognizes a robber captured on surveillance camera footage to call with any information about his identity or whereabouts, and who might have been his accomplice in the crime.
At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the subject, who was armed with a pistol, and an accomplice robbed an attendant at the Speedway gas station at 6804 W. North Ave., taking cash from the register drawer, cigarettes and cigars, and the store's Children's Miracle Network donation jar.
In the accompanying photo, the gunman is holding the donation jar, its red lid visible.
Wauwatosa police Sgt. Dan Collins asked that anyone with information call 414-471-8430. Tips can be given anonymously.
Several witnesses besides the attendant got a good look at the gunman, and he was captured on store video. Police reviewed the video and released the following composite description based on their observations and those of the witnesses: Both men were black, 16 to 20 years old, about 5-feet-8-inches tall, 160 to 180 pounds, each wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black jeans.
The gunman was described as having a round, chubby face – one witness called it a “cabbage patch kid” face – and wore his hair in short dreadlocks. No one got a particularly good look at the face of the second man, but it was noted that he wore one black glove and one orange one. No vehicle was seen, and police failed to locate the suspects or any evidence in the area.