An observant hotel maid helped nab suspects believed to be responsible for thefts in a number of communities.
According to a Wauwatosa Police Department report:
An 18-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for theft and retail theft and a 17-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested for retail theft after they were seen prowling in Crowne Plaza Hotel parking lot, 10499 Innovation Drive, at 3:56 p.m. Aug. 14.
A housekeeper saw a man with a metal tool in his hand get out of a Chevy Malibu and peer into the window of a car in the lot. The employee recognized it as the same car involved in a break-in the prior week.
The vehicle also matched the description of a car seen driving away from a retail theft at Advanced Auto Parts on 121st Street and Capitol Drive in July. The stolen auto parts were found still in the trunk.
Menomonee Falls, Germantown and Greenfield police believe the duo also is responsible for thefts in their communities.
The 17-year-old driver was also cited for driving with a suspended license and registration.
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