Police arrest teen accused of stealing cell phone on county bus

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Officers from the Milwaukee Police Department’s Neighborhood Task Force arrested a teenage suspect accused of stealing a cell phone from a victim on a Milwaukee County Transit System bus on March 27th.

According to police, a 16-year-old male grabbed a 23-year-old woman's cell phone while she was sitting on a bus.

The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m. while the bus was stopped in the 7400 block of W. Hampton Avenue.

Officers in patrol in the area saw the suspect run into the street and were able to locate him and arrest him in the 7300 block of W. Hampton Avenue.

The case will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.