Man seen running from crime scene, Milwaukee police arrest him a short time later

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police arrested a suspect wanted for an armed robbery after responding squads saw him running from the crime scene.

Officers were on patrol near 35th and Capitol around 11:45 p.m. on Friday, July 24th. They were flagged down by a citizen who said there was an armed robbery that just took place at a gas station at 27th and Capitol. As the officers responded to the gas station, a man spotted the officers and started running through yards while holding his waistband.

Officers chased the 26-year-old suspect and took him into custody near 29th and Melvina. A gun that was believed to have been used in the armed robbery was located about a block away.

Surveillance video from the gas station was used to positively identify the suspect. He now faces charges including armed robbery, resisting an officer, and carrying a concealed weapon. Milwaukee police will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

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