A West Allis man who works at Mo’s Irish Pub, 10842 Blue Mound Rd., told police he was robbed at knifepoint outside the tavern Saturday night.
At about 10:30 p.m., he said, he had parked on North 108th Place, intending to meet some friends at Mo’s. In a small partly wooded area between two parking lots north of the pub, he saw a man facing away from the street and hunched over as if he might be sick.
He stopped and asked the man if he was all right, but got no response. Suddenly, he said, someone grabbed him from behind and twisted his left arm behind his back, then pressed a sharp object to his neck and said, “Give me your money or I’ll cut your throat.”
The victim took out his wallet with his right hand and managed to pull out his cash and hand it over, he said. Then both robbers ran north on 108th Place and disappeared.
The victim then went to Mo’s, went to the restroom and splashed cold water on his face and checked himself for injuries. He shortly encountered a friend who told him he could tell something was wrong, and he recounted the robbery. His friend called the police, probably 10 minutes after the incident was over.
The victim had his cell phone with him during the robbery and told officers he wasn’t sure why he didn’t call for help, he just wanted to get to Mo’s where there were other people around.
He described the first man he had seen as white, about 5-feet-11-inches tall, with a medium build and scruffy facial hair, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. He could say little about the man who grabbed him except that he was about the same height and build and was also wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans. Both men had their hoods up during the robbery, he said.