BUSTED: Convicted felon with lengthy rap sheet confesses to two armed robberies

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police say a convicted felon, arrested in connection with an armed robbery, confessed to another crime. Both crimes occurred this past weekend.

Police early Saturday, August 23rd responded to an armed robbery in the 600 block of E. Lyon Street, where the victims, two 25-year-old Milwaukee men, said they were walking when they were approached by a man who pulled out a gun and demanded their belongings.

Police say the suspect took a wallet and a phone, and struggled with one victim before fleeing the scene on foot.

Officers used the phone's GPS, which directed them to the area of the 2500 block of W. Wells Street -- where the phone was later discovered.

Using information from their investigation, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 700 block of N. 28th Street shortly before noon on Saturday, and took a suspect into custody.

Police say as the suspect got out of his car, officers noticed an ID card that belonged to one of the victims fall to the ground.

Police say the suspect, a 32-year-old Milwaukee man, confessed to the E. Lyon Street armed robbery -- and also admitted to another armed robbery that had occurred earlier Saturday morning in the 200 block of E. Knapp Street.

Police say the 32-year-old suspect is a convicted felon and has a criminal record dating back to 1999.

He is expected to be formally charged in the coming days.