Suspect nabbed in robbery attempt outside YMCA

Feb. 10, 2010

Police are seeking charges of attempted strong armed robbery against a 31-year-old Brown Deer man who tried to rob another man outside of the Rite Hite YMCA this morning at 5:45 a.m.

Lt. Robert Halverson said a 53-year-old man who was going into the main entrance on the west side of the YMCA was approached by the man who asked to talk to him. The older man refused, and the younger man then tackled him, knocking him to the ground and attempting to get his wallet.

Another YMCA member who saw what was happening ran to assist the victim, and the suspect fled.

Halverson said officers routinely patrol that area in the early morning and were in the area. They located the suspect one block from the YMCA and arrested him.

The victim had a cut and bump on the side of his head, but did not need medical treatment.

The Milwaukee County district attorney will review the incident on Thursday.

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