Ruthless Armed Men Rob KFC Employee in Parking Lot

Victim set upon by two holdup men who order him to the ground and hold a gun to his head.

A Milwaukee man leaving work Tuesday night found himself ordered to the ground with a gun to his head as he was searched and robbed by two masked men.

According to the police report, the 34-year-old victim works at , 6706 W. North Ave., and just before he left a little after 10 p.m. he saw two men clad in black try the southwest door to the dining room.

The door was locked because the dining room closes at 8 p.m., he said, and after his ordeal to come, he told police he believed they had intended to rob the restaurant.

The victim left the restaurant through the main doors, heading for his car, he said. But just as he walked out, the two men, now masked, ran up to him from around the southwest corner of the building.

Both men pointed handguns at him and began barking orders. He told police he did not know which one said what, but he remembered hearing, "Get on the ground," "Empty out your wallet," and "Give me whatever you've got."

The victim said he sat down on the pavement, and one of the robbers began digging through his pockets while the other held his gun to the back of his head.

The robbers took the man's wallet, two cell phones and a set of keys. Then, he said, they ran north to the back of the KFC building and then west through the alley behind it.

He described the men as one black and one Hispanic, both 5-feet-10-inches to 5-feet-11-inches tall, with thin builds. Both were wearing black baseball caps and black pants, with black bandanas pulled up to their eyes. He thought the black man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, while the Hispanic man was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt.

The black suspect carried a silver semi-automatic pistol, he said, and was the one who held his gun to him. The Hispanic suspect, who went through his pockets, carred a black semi-automatic, he said.

Police were unable to quickly try a trace on the stolen cell phones because the victim couldn't remember the number for either one.

The victim said that he had only been living in Milwaukee for about two months, having come from Florida to stay with his girlfriend for a while, and had intended to return to Florida next week.

Similar incidents nearby

The robbery bears some similarities to in the same area of West North Avenue, one that occurred last week on Wednesday and another the preceding Saturday.

In those incidents, a resident coming home from work at night saw three men of about the same height and build, hooded and dressed in dark or all-black clothing, following him, and two of them robbed him on North 63rd Street, with one of them displaying a black handgun. Two masked and hooded men in black of about the same build robbed a mail carrier working his route in broad daylight on North 62nd Street.

The victim in Tuesday's robbery was the only one to describe one of his assailants as being Hispanic; previous victims have said the men who robbed them were both black. In the other robberies, only one of the hold-up men displayed a gun, in each case described as a black semi-automatic, and in none of the other cases had the victims been ordered to the ground and had a gun put to his head.

Ben September 16, 2011 at 11:50 PM
What the hell are police doing to stop these bums? It's clear that some of the groups of "men" I see walking down North Avenue in the evening are up to no good. I'm tired of this crap and would love to see these crooks shot on the spot.
Betty September 17, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Why, if the employee believed they were going to rob KFC, did the employee leave instead of calling police? Why does he have two cell phones that he "can't remember either phone number?" There's more to this 'victim's' story.
jw September 17, 2011 at 09:27 PM
Probably couldn't remember the numbers because he was so frightened.
God fearing White Man September 18, 2011 at 04:28 AM
like ive said before us neibours that know each other need to keep our eyes open and look out for each other! cant expect our finnest in blue to do the impossible when we doint informe them.
God fearing White Man September 18, 2011 at 04:36 AM
im new do leaving my personal belifes in this forum.thouht i just did be painet with me
John Pokrandt September 19, 2011 at 03:05 PM
We need to get a handle on these thugs ASAP. They will be caught by observant neighbors, anything suspicious please call the police.
pupdog1 September 19, 2011 at 09:22 PM
The one thing you won't see at 60th and North is a Tosa cop. As anyone who lives here knows, there is zero police presence and deterrence in this neighborhood. If they are here at all, they hide in dark corners awaiting revenue, rather than than providing in-your-face visibility and deterrence. If a cop car were to hang out on North Ave., it would say "You have to get through me and my radio to make it back to the hood." And it is hilarious that most of the Tosa police cars are these blacked-out stealth quasi-military prowler cars that are very carefully designed NOT to be seen. How many armed robberies have there been in East Tosa lately? A Milwaukee gangster was recently quoted in a Patch article as saying he came to Tosa "because it's easy." (When the cops here don't chase you, I guess "easy" pretty much covers it.) The need for an anti-gangster neighborhood crime watch is clear, as well as a new Tosa Chief of Police who actually understands what he's dealing with. How long before there is a shootout at the Mayfair food court? The Mayberry crime-free Tosa that I grew up in during the 60s and 70s is over.
God fearing White Man September 20, 2011 at 06:47 AM
yes i totaaly agree we need block watches and more vigilence between us natives! it is not all the police departments fault i belive there needs to be more visibility of our men in blue especilly around our boarders on trouble spots were all aware of.some how we need to get organized with us neibors and police.come on lets get going on some good plan of actions
Ray Ray Johnson September 20, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Man, we have over 120 cops on the payroll here in Tosa. They can't be everywhere, but they can do more than be roving tax collectors. Block watches are great, but what happens when the people refuse to accept responsibility for defending themselves due to years of drip-drip cultural brainwashing into a "the police will protect me" B.S. One lady who lives near 60th St. told me, after they has a rash of home robberies on their street, "We don't believe in guns." I replied, "Well, the robbers sure did!" Had the robbers heard the sound of a gun action sliding closed in the house they were about to rob, $10 says they would have made a rapid egress and chose another target. An easy target, the kind that won't defend themselves, the kind who thinks the police can protect them from such a thing. Hey, this saying is an oldie, but a goodie: It's a jungle out there.
God fearing White Man September 20, 2011 at 11:06 AM
i understand where rrj and others including me are starting to see what might become the fact of life in our neiborhoods sure its good to look out for others and use our cell phones and such but i fear others me included just bypass the use of our cells and just reach for our LEAGEL AND REGERSTERED SIDE ARMS! this concerns me ver much but so does my safty my family property and others.
Jim Price September 20, 2011 at 02:21 PM
Ray Ray, your comment (and the next) was deleted because using asterisks to thinly veil inappropriate language and racial slurs is not permitted on this site. Feel free to post your opinions couched in terms suitable for a broad audience, including children.
Ray Ray Johnson September 20, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Jim, Children know what the problem is too.
Terry Burkett September 20, 2011 at 03:24 PM
Being right next door to central Milwaukee, I think it is in the best interest of the Tosa police department to develop a strategy of stepped up visible police pressence as well as a black watch program. Set up a hotlinme that a concerned citizen can call or text if they suspect suspicious activity. Stepped up patrols that mirror the closing times of local establishments especially slow nights like sunday when businesses are vulnerable. I think putting more guns on the streets doesn't help much. Having a focused law enforcement department in unison with concerned citizens is the answer. Also more polic activity on the eastern boundary of the city would help. I live near 60th and there isn't much to be seen as far as patrols. This rash of crime must end now and we have to speak up and demand our elected officials and police work with us to make this community safe.
pupdog1 September 20, 2011 at 09:01 PM
The Tosa police are too busy hangin' at their shop on 118th Street. Apparently, they are protecting us from those roving bands of renegade pediatric neurosurgeons from Brookfield that I keep hearing about.
Ray Ray Johnson September 20, 2011 at 11:51 PM
Having more guns in the hands of the mature, responsible citizenry IS the answer and it does not equate to more guns "on the streets." 'In the hands of punks and thugs' means "on the streets". 'In my holster' or 'in my safe' or 'in my hand' for that matter does not equate to "on the streets" either. It DOES equate to, 'not a good place to try and rob'. The best way to make animals extinct is to rid them of their habitat. No habitat means, 'take it down the road'. Remove the habit down the road enough times with enough regularity and extinction of the animal eventually happens. Let's all learn the lesson of Detroit and what happens when simeon warlords take over a metropolis.
LookingForAnswers September 21, 2011 at 02:37 AM
Tosa needs to step it up...saw a milwaukee cop sitting in tosa the other day, most police presence ive seen in weeks. If the police don't catch this guy, i sure hope some one does.
j j September 29, 2011 at 10:27 AM
j j September 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM
well as a person that was stopped and harassed by the tosa police that night maybe there should be an investigation. im not black or Latino, but they stopped me and wasted more than an hour searching me. after finding nothing on me harassing my girlfriend at her house calling her a liar and making all kind of rude comments as well as divulging privileged info on my criminal background to her and her mom while they could have been looking for the real criminal. they also watched me for a long time before the stop and knew that i was not involved in this crime
j j September 29, 2011 at 10:55 AM
they were just wasting time they sat there for about an hour with like 7 cops just saying things about the way i look and how i fit the description. well I'm not black or Hispanic so how do i fit this description. and they brought a drug dog .what was that about were they just trying to find anything to bust me to be like ooh look we made an arrest everything is ok. maybe if they were not trying to bust kids with tobacco pipes they would have more time to find real criminals. as for me i would never rob anyone or let some one else do it on my watch for that matter. one more thing to add unless i was lied to by the assistant the chief of police is the only one that deals with police complaints .*scoff*scoff* so don't bother trying to make a report of misconduct you wont get far . does anyone know how else i can get this heard this kind of thing has been happening to me for like two months now and i am getting sick of them harassing me when they know I'm not involved in any robbery.
j j September 29, 2011 at 11:19 AM
oh and yes i agree with you Ray Ray Johnson get a gun and c&c permit youll thank us later. the cops are not there to protect you, they dont do a thing to prevent most crime. all they do is wait untill one has already happend and then slowly try to peel there crookeddoughnut eating butts out of the copcars that they leave running open and unlocked with the lights on blocking the street for no other reason than to harass some kid that looks nothing like the persons that supposedly commited a crime that they probably were to unobservant to notice going on right by where they park on 68th and north across from the gas station in plane view of the kfc. so if you think they will protect you think again all they want is a quota of arrests so they get money. oh and just so you know i have stopped a large group of black males teenagers from plundering that area of tosa by myself once. so before you go and make some rude comment remember i did that because i care about this community. i might not look like the rest of the people in this area but it is where i live and i feel responsible for doing my own part to make it a better place. a closeing thought most crimes are unpreventable by cops for this simple reason they dont know whats going to happen before it happens they can only act retroactivly for the most part leaving you the citizen screwd multiply that by a bungling police force and you have a recipe for disaster
Ray Ray Johnson September 29, 2011 at 11:21 AM
I think you are qualified to join the Milwaukee Police Dept as a new recruit. That may give you some street cred with the cops here.


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