Sources: Former County Exec. Chris Abele victim of armed robbery

A brazen attempted carjacking and armed robbery unfolded in Shorewood on Sunday evening, Nov. 29. Sources tell FOX6 News the robbery victim is former Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

Police say the robbery happened in the area of N. Newhall Street and E. Capitol Drive around 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

The victim indicated to police that he was driving eastbound on Capitol when the suspect vehicle passed, pulled in front of the vehicle, forcing it to stop.

The driver of the suspect vehicle exited his car and approached the victim while a second suspect remained in the vehicle. The suspect ordered the victim out of the car at gunpoint.

The suspect got into the driver’s seat of the victim’s vehicle in an attempt to drive off but was unable to drive the vehicle. The suspect got out of the vehicle and stole items from the victim. The suspect then pointed his gun at the unoccupied vehicle and fired two rounds, striking it.

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The two suspects fled westbound on Capitol in a vehicle described as an older silver or gray sedan. 

The suspect with the gun is described as a male, Black, under 20 years of age, approximately 6’ to 6’2” tall, weighing approximately 175 pounds with a skinny build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Abele was not hurt -- and could not be reached for comment on Monday.


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