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Woman Robbed in Her Driveway with Toddler in Hand

Victim had just arrived with her 2-year-old and was about to enter home when attacked.

A Wauwatosa mother had just arrived home Wednesday and was helping her 2-year-old son into the house when she was grabbed from behind by an unseen assailant who demanded her purse.

According to police reports and her account:

The victim's husband called 911 just after 4 p.m. to report that his wife had just been robbed outside their home in the 1300 block of North 68th Street.

The woman, who asked not to be identified, said in a phone interview Friday that she had just pulled all the way into her driveway to the back of the house and gotten her son out of their van.

"As we got out of the van and got to the deck," she said, "from out of nowhere someone grabbed me." She said she was taken by two hands around her waist, and she instinctively turned to her attacker.

"He said, 'Don't look at me!'" she said. "I screamed, and he told me to 'Shut the (expletive) up!' Then he shoved his fist, I think it was, into my side.

"I didn't resist. I had my purse hanging on my arm, and he took it off and then ran away through the neighbor's backyard and then through the side street, Blanchard."

She said hadn't put her house or car keys back in her purse, so she quickly got her son inside and called her husband, who immediately called police.

Neither the woman nor her son was injured.

Officers combed the area but did not spot the suspect. The victim described him as a black man with a dark complexion, about 20 years old, 5-feet 9-inches tall and with a thin build. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with the hood up.

Property recovered in West Allis

The woman's purse had held cash, credit and identification cards, and her iPhone. Within less than an hour, she received a call from a 16-year-old West Allis boy who told her he had found her phone in the street in the 7400 block of West Hicks Avenue.

met the boy there and recovered the phone but had found no other property or evidence at the time their report was filed. But the victim said that her purse had also been found in West Allis at about 7:30 that evening.

"All the cards were there," she said. "Of course, I had canceled them. All that was missing was cash."

Sam December 17, 2011 at 01:01 PM
Welcome to Wauwatosa!
abc def December 17, 2011 at 02:56 PM
How about a story on the 16 year old who did the right thing here??
Michael December 17, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Concealed carry is a good thing
Exrepublican December 17, 2011 at 05:05 PM
Except she probably would have been killed by her own gun in this situation if she had tried to produce one.
Bucky December 17, 2011 at 05:06 PM
Especially when your carrying your two year old son. Bad example of conceal and carry Michael.
greensheet December 17, 2011 at 10:02 PM
He probably needed the money to help pay his kid's chess tournament fees.
Michael December 18, 2011 at 03:35 PM
People that get the permit to carry a weapon should take it upon themselves to make sure they're trained properly how to use a firearm in all situations. After I got my permit I took classes until I was completely comfortable carrying a weapon. Now I can be making a salami sandwich and put a hole between someone's eyes at the same time. Maybe I just dont get it, are you saying that people with children shouldn't carry weapons?
Exrepublican December 18, 2011 at 07:32 PM
No you couldn't.
acroyear December 19, 2011 at 12:35 AM
More and more black crime...
Ray Ray Johnson December 19, 2011 at 12:55 PM
Yup. And until we can reengineer society to find a place for displaced people it can only get worse. As I wrote in some earlier blog, not everyone is PhD material, an athelete or an entrepreneur. Not everyone is a leader. Many are followers. The fact is that blacks migrated to Milwaukee for the manufacturing jobs and those simple labor tasks are now done by improved technologies, generally. However, some industries are created for the purpose of supporting the handicapped worker, at least those who want to work, that is. A cabbage farmer in Calendonia told me that the reason he hires a family from Mexico is because if he took a bus to the inner city to recruit farm labor, they'd beat him up, steal the bus and the NAACP would sue him. That may be hyperbole, but I get his sentiment. So what is left for the black who has a cultural deficiency that embraces bad behavior, who is a diplaced, obsolete, offspring of migrating factory workers, who has shunned education as an irrelevant sell-out, who cannot accept an attitude of gratitude, who is marked for life by easy access to public records and the scrutiny that goes along with them? Increase law enforcement and build more prisons and grow the industry of cataloging and warehousing the misfit and the unfit, and thus increase the drain on tax reveunes? Lyndon Johnson was the great enabler. What can free the minds of such un-placed blacks born into the religion and constituencey of victimhood? Libertarian re-education camp, perhaps.
Michael December 19, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Come on over exrepublican, I'll make you a salami sandwich.
Ray Ray Johnson December 19, 2011 at 08:42 PM
You are an absolute drooling troglodyte. If you are trying to be the ambassador for responsible carry, you have failed.
Exrepublican December 20, 2011 at 04:23 AM
Michael, if you are in the bank with me when it gets robbed, please leave you gun in your holster. I would like to get out alive.....so I can enjoy a salami sandwich.
Michael December 20, 2011 at 02:53 PM
Im no ambassador ray ray but I can protect myself with a desert eagle because the law says I can.
Ray Ray Johnson December 20, 2011 at 05:42 PM
Fine Michael, but when you announce your callous disregard for human life by making a public announcement that you would easily and carelessly shoot someone between the eyes, with evidently little thought or conscience, you come across as a major douchebag braggart. And bragging on your armament only adds to your douchebaggedness. I'm ALL FOR ownsership and carry rights, but I rely on the sane and mature to carry the tourch of publicity in discussions of the excercise of a critical decision, and not thoughtless hair-trigger comments that lead one to believe that you may have been drinking or otherwise socially impaired when you made your "casually kill" comment, which dilutes your sentiment to a bar room rant.
Michael December 20, 2011 at 05:59 PM
You can twist my comments however you want ray ray. All I'm saying is I'm an excellent marksman and nobody is gonna take what's mine just because he's too lazy to get a job. I don't think "douchebagedness" is a word. And I'm the 1 that's drinking? Sober up.
Ray Ray Johnson December 20, 2011 at 06:13 PM
Would you kill a man over a lawnmower, or a TV? If you are an excellent marksman, couldn't you take a disabling shot? Or are you just primping your feathers, trying to look impressive? I'm all for defending my life and those around me, but I'd rather knock a guy down and have the cops cuff him than take a human life over some crap I bought on sale.
Exrepublican December 20, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Michael, anyone can shoot accurately at paper targets in a totally sterile environment with no stress. Try doing it with someone shooting at you. I myself own handguns and shoot regularly. I am also smart enough to know that my odds of being killed go through the roof if I were to draw it during a robbery on myself. Sure, He'll be killed......but I probably will too. I don't like 50-50 odds with my life on the line. I'd prefer to be a good witness for the police. Despite my self perceived good shooting accuracy, I realize things are much more complicated in real life than on a shooting range.

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