Man arrested in connection with strong armed robbery

SHEBOYGAN (WITI) -- A 21-year-old Sheboygan man was arrested in connection with an alleged strong armed robbery that occurred Friday afternoon, April 12th.

According to officials, Sheboygan police responded to the area of S. 10th and Clara around 12:22 p.m. after receiving a call from a 72-year-old man who claimed his wallet had been stolen.

The 72-year-old victim told police he was walking his dog when the suspect approached him and asked for money for a ride to the hospital. According to the victim, when he pulled out his wallet the suspect grabbed it fled the scene on foot.

On Sunday, April 14th the 21-year-old suspect was arrested following a traffic stop near 11th and Geele.

The 21-year-old suspect is awaiting formal charges at the Sheboygan Detention Center.