Fingerprints help MPD arrest suspect wanted in more than a dozen armed robberies

MILWAUKEE -- Using fingerprints left at the crime scene, Milwaukee police arrested a suspect who was wanted in more than a dozen armed robberies across the city.

Police say the most recent crime happened around 9:10 a.m. on March 12th at the Subway restaurant at 3434 W. North Avenue.

The suspect, who was armed with a knife, entered the store, jumped over the counter, and stole cash from the register before he fled on foot. Investigators were able to recover fingerprints from the scene and used them to identify the suspect, a 27-year-old Milwaukee man.

Officers located the suspect on the evening of March 12 at a North Side residence and took him into custody. The suspect has confessed to at least ten robberies but it’s believed he may have committed several more.

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