Teens arrested for mugging schoolmate

Oct. 12, 2011

Two Wauwatosa teens were arrested for mugging a schoolmate Monday.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

A 16-year-old boy was walking home from Wauwatosa East High School about 4 p.m., when he noticed two guys seemed to be following him. As he approached 74th Street and Melrose Avenue, one of the guys tapped him on the arm and asked if they knew each other.

As the boy started to walk away, he was grabbed by the arm and an object was pushed against the back of his head.

The robber told him to give him all his money, so the boy emptied his wallet. The two muggers ran off, and the boy told a woman who was out in her yard that he had just been robbed.

A school resource officer found the description fit two boys - ages 14 and 15 - that attend the school. He found them walking near Roosevelt Elementary School, where they were arrested for armed robbery. No weapons were found on the teens.

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