Parolee wanted for robbery arrested after pursuit ended in crash near I-41 and Appleton Avenue

MILWAUKEE -- A 32-year-old Milwaukee man wanted in connection with an armed robbery was arrested after a pursuit ended in a crash Sunday night, Dec. 1.

Menomonee Falls police said the robbery happened Sunday at the North Hills Citgo on Appleton Avenue just before 6 p.m. Police said the robber pointed a handgun at the gas station attendant and took cash and the attendant's keys.

Police noted the 32-year-old man was on parole for a 2005 felony murder case and has an extensive criminal history.

No one was hurt in the armed robbery, but the Milwaukee man suffered a hand injury while fleeing from police in the gas station attendant's vehicle.

An officer spotted that vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued, ending in a crash on Appleton Avenue near I-41, where the man fled on foot.

He was tracked to a home near 115th Street and Mill Road, where there were signs of forced entry to a home. He was found inside and arrested without incident. Police said a firearm was recovered, and it was revealed the man was injured while breaking into the home.