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Police Report: Robbery Complaint Might Be Quasi-Domestic Dispute

Man, 81, accuses woman of strong-arming him, but he initially withheld from police their lengthy history of disputes.

At 9:23 p.m. Sunday, an 81-year-old Wauwatosa man who lives in the Village area reported that he had been robbed by a woman on the sidewalk at North 70th and West State streets. He said that the woman had confronted him on the street, grabbed him and reached into his pocket to rob him of about $100 cash.

He first told police that he was only passingly acquainted with the woman from seeing her panhandling occasionally at a Milwaukee tavern, but it later developed that the two had a nearly two-decade-long boyfriend-girlfriend relationship and had been the subjects of numerous domestic disturbance calls in the past.

The suspect is a 51-year-old Wauwatosa woman who lives nearby. A witness reported seeing the woman holding on to the man and acting abusively, but she could not say that she saw him being robbed. She called police at the man’s request.

In other recent incidents:

Saturday

At 4:47 p.m., a known suspect with a long history of thefts walked out of Home Depot, 4100 N. 124th St., with a box of sealant worth $147.60. He was positively identified by a store employee who had apprehended him before and he was seen stealing the merchandise on surveillance video.

At 3:18 p.m., employees of , 811 N. 68th St., reported that four people had entered the store and stolen an estimated $840 worth of clothing. The clerks said that all four smelled like marijuana when they walked in.

At 12:56 a.m., a 26-year-old Wauwatosa man was arrested for criminal damage to property and possession of marijuana after he got into a fight with his girlfriend at her home in the 4600 block of North 100th Street and then smashed two windows out of her mother’s car with large chunks of a cinder block he had smashed on the driveway. When arrested, the man had a bag of marijuana in his pocket.

Friday

At 6:27 p.m., a 25-year-old Wauwatosa woman was arrested for theft when she left , 6950 W. State St., without paying for four food items worth $19.13. She claimed she had left the store only to get money from her car, but no such money was found.

At 5:24 p.m., the owner of Lochrie and Associates, 7746 Menomonee River Parkway, reported that two copper downspouts had been stolen off the building some time since noon. He estimated the loss and damage at $500.

At 2:37 p.m., a 23-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for theft and her 28-year-old sister was arrested for disorderly conduct after the first woman tried to leave at Mayfair Mall with a shopping cart loaded with unpaid-for merchandise. The second woman started a fight with an employee who tried to stop her sister from shoplifting. The older woman was detained at the store. The younger woman managed to get away in a car but was stopped in the 2200 block of North Mayfair Road. She had attempted to steal 18 articles of clothing worth $652.

At 2:05 p.m., a 29-year-old Milwaukee woman was arrested for theft after she tried to leave , 3201 N. Mayfair Rd., with eight items worth $88.95 concealed in a large purse.

At 9:35 a.m., a resident of the 6900 block of West Meineke Avenue reported finding two bicycles abandoned in his driveway. Police discovered that they were the same two bikes being ridden by two teenagers when they had been questioned at 2:57 a.m. at North 69th and West Lloyd streets. The report also notes that a car was stolen that morning from a nearby residence in the 2400 block of North 71st Sreet. That auto theft was reported earlier in Patch. Police checked near the residences of the two teens but did not locate the stolen car.

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