Armed with pliers: Man accused of stealing beer from victim on city's south side

MILWAUKEE -- A 33-year-old Houston man is in police custody after he allegedly stole beer from a man on Milwaukee's south side on Saturday evening, February 20th.

A Milwaukee police officer on active patrol around 8 p.m. when he interrupted the armed robbery in progress near 12th and Greenfield. The officer was in his squad car when he noticed a pickup truck parked with half the truck on the curb.  Outside of the truck he saw a victim with his hands and arms raised and a suspect heading back to the truck.

The officer followed the truck and pulled it over. The victim, a 52-year-old Milwaukee man, when approached the officer and said the truck’s driver had just robbed him of his beer and used pliers as a weapon.

The officer found the stolen beer and pliers inside the suspect’s car and the suspect, a 33-year-old man from Houston, Texas, was taken into custody.

MPD will present this case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.