During the pandemic, Milwaukee police have seen record amounts of crime, including bank robberies due to the fact that wearing a mask is pretty normal.
In this incident, the suspect just walked in and walked right out.
"He was so quick about it and was so quiet that he didn't draw any attention," said MPD Detective Jacob Ivy.
Milwaukee police say a suspect wearing a mask robbed this Chase bank on 76th and Morgan on March 2.
Around 3:50 in the afternoon, witnesses say he walked in, grabbed a withdrawal slip and wrote a note on it saying he had a gun.
He handed the teller a note, got $2,000 in cash, then casually walked out and walked down the street, away from the bank.
"Normally, the suspect will leave the note. In this case, he took it back, so we don't have the note to test for prints or writing. Also, there's usually a getaway vehicle and we were not able to observe any vehicle in any of the surveillance," said Detective Ivy. "He walked away very slowly and casually, he didn't run, he didn't hop into a car at a high rate of speed. He just walked out of the bank like nothing happened. Multiple tellers, customers and managers in the branch -- no one was hurt physically, but an incident like this does leave a traumatizing effect."
If you know anything about this bank robbery, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. That's 414-224-8477 or download the P3 TIPS app on your smartphone. Your call is always anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could get a cash reward.
A laundromat worker trying to defend his place of business ends up getting killed.
The case happened at the end of last year at a laundromat on 27th and Capitol, and detectives need your help before the case turns cold.
"The suspect entered the laundromat -- the victim works at the laundromat -- he attempted to rob the victim," said MPD Detective Ryan Bergemann. As he attempted to chase him out of the laundromat, the suspect turned around, brandished a firearm and shot the victim multiple times, killing him in the parking lot."
Take a look at the photos of the suspect who police say killed Carl Gray.
Police believe this man is from the area and has been seen around 27th and Capitol -- an area that's very busy and was also busy that day.
"What makes it unique, in my opinion, is that it happened in the middle of the week," said Detective Bergemann. "The laundromat had a lot of customers in there doing laundry. It shares the lot with McDonalds and Wendy's, lots of people in the drive-thru. It's a very egregious homicide in my opinion."
If you know the man in the photos, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app from your smartphone.
Your call is always anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could get a cash reward.
Laundromat Worker Shot to Death
His body was found in his own burning car. Now, his family is pleading that the community come forward with information.
He was known in the rap community as Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla, but his name is Lamonn Young.
The 42-year-old was found dead in his own vehicle on May 18, 2021 near a water tower off of Hawley Road and Martin Drive.
The GNC Yukon was on fire, but Milwaukee police say that fire was not the cause of his death.
Young owned a barber shop on 79th and Appleton called 4th Coast.
His wife of 26 years and four children are hoping someone who knows something will come forward.
"I feel like there probably are people that knew what Mr. Young was going to be doing that day, where he was going. This happened in the early morning hours," said MPD Detective RoseMarie Galindo.
Detectives have no leads, no witnesses and no reason as to why someone would kill him.
If you know anything about this case, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or download the P3 TIPS app on your smartphone.
If your tip leads to an arrest, you get a $1,000 cash reward.
Crime of the Week: Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla
A Milwaukee man was killed during a drug deal but detectives say the people involved in the transaction aren't the suspects. Now, police need your help to find the men they believe killed the victim outside of his home in broad daylight.
It was 11:30 a.m. on April 21, when Milwaukee police say Roberto Velez was shot multiple times. He walked out of his house near 54th and Melvina to sell marijuana to a couple of friends when two strangers started trouble.
"The actors were not involved in the drug deal. It's possible they were in the area looking for a car to steal. They had an exchange of words and the suspects started firing at Roberto," said Detective Jeremiah Jacks, Milwaukee Police Department.
Detective Jeremiah Jacks says when the suspects started shooting, he shot back. The other two people waiting to buy weed in the car drove off to escape gunfire.
"They ultimately did come back and called 911 and reported what they saw to police," said Det. Jacks.
The 25-year-old died from his injuries at Froedtert Hospital.
"We are suspecting that there are additional witnesses out there that heard the shots and seen some people running getting into a car and can provide us additional information," said Det. Jacks.
Police have no suspects, and no surveillance video; only a vague description of two Black male suspects. They're hoping someone will remember what happened that day and come forward to give Velez's family answers.
"People involved in this type of crime generally do talk about it with a friend or loved one that something went wrong while they were committing a crime. We would hope that person would reach out to us through Crime Stoppers and give us a tip that we need," said Det. Jacks.
If you know anything about who shot Roberto Velez, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can also use the P3 Tips App or go online to http://www.P3TIPS.com to leave your anonymous info. Remember your call is always anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you get a cash reward.
Twin brothers were shot just days apart in Milwaukee, and now one of them is dead. Thursday, May 6, their mother is speaking out to get justice.
"I would like for whoever did this to be found. I want justice," said Tangela Wyatt, victim's mother. "He was a twin so I am looking at one but not the other. Its been very hard. Its been 24 years and for one to be taken away. All you've got is memories."
Tangela Wyatt says her 24-year-old twin sons were at Harriet Tubman Park, former known as Wahl Park, on April 14. The brothers' girlfriends got into a fight and someone started shooting. One of the twins was shot in the leg.
Then, just two days later, Milwaukee police say the other twin, Melchizedek Woods was found dead in his duplex on 48th and Meinecke. This, after no one had heard from him for two days since the fight in the park happened.
"Its really unusual for a young person who was only 24 for no one to have any contact in any way for that long of a time," said Det. Rosemarie Galindo, Milwaukee Police Department.
If you know anything about what happened in this case, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477. You can also use the P3 Tips app or go online at http://www.P3TIPS.com to leave your anonymous information. If your tip leads to an arrest in this case, you'll get $1,000 cash.
A young father walking down the street, shot to death on Milwaukee's north side.
Now, the community needs your help to find the suspect.
Investigators say 17-year-old Davonnie Turner Basey was walking down Center Street on April 18.
He was in the 4700 block when someone started shooting. Basey died at the scene.
Investigators believe Basey was not the target.
They say people in cars nearby were shooting at each other and the young father was caught in the crossfire.
"It seems like a lot of people want to solve their issues with guns," said MPD Detective Mike Washington. "There were a lot of 911 calls, it was a nice day. Nothing came from the 911 calls, people just pretty much heard gunshots."
If you know anything about this shooting, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477. You can also use the P3 Tips app or go online to www.P3TIPS.com to leave your anonymous information.
If your tip leads to an arrest in this case, you'll get $1,000 cash.
A home invasion turned deadly in Milwaukee, and now investigators are hoping you can help them find the suspects.
It was around 2 a.m., just a few weeks ago on March 27.
A family was sleeping at their home near 48th and Fairmount Avenue.
Dominique Fuller went downstairs to see what was going on.
He saw people coming into the house and ran upstairs to warn his family.
When he went back down, a fight started and the suspects shot him multiple times.
Thirty-five-year-old Fuller died at the scene.
Investigators have no witnesses, no video and no description of the suspects.
"It appears that the victim was just attempting to defend himself and the people inside the home," said MPD Detective Craig Thimm. "It's unnerving because in a residential neighborhood like that, we are not sure of the motive at this time. Because this is a residential neighborhood, it could happen to other people. The faster we can find suspects and bring them to justice, the easier it will be for people."
If you know anything about this deadly shooting, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. That's 414-224-8477. You can also submit your info through the P3 Tips app or online at www.P3TIPS.com. No one will ever know you submitted a tip through Milwaukee Crime Stoppers.
Your call is always anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you'll get $1,000 cash.
A nearly 10-year cold case has detectives stumped.
A man is murdered in the street, it's caught on video and the suspects are still out there.
The victim's family is hoping you can take a look and anonymously come forward.
"We forever miss him of course, it's been 10 years now, my heart still hurts every day," said the victim's mother, Tina Brooms.
Brooms remembers the last conversation she had with her son Cordell Robinson before he was shot and killed on July 17, 2011.
"I talked to my son, I was at work. He just kept saying 'mom, I love you.' And I said 'I love you too,' not knowing that was going to be the last 'I love you.'"
Around 2:15 in the morning near 18th and Kerney Place is where police say Robinson was after a party, before he was killed.
They're relying on surveillance video from a nearby store. It shows the suspects running from the scene.
Although it's pretty short and grainy, detectives hope you can get something from it.
"I think their intent was just to kill him," said MPD Detective Timothy Keller.
Detective Keller says this was a rough time in Cordell Robinson's life and his drug adduction created plenty of enemies.
"The investigation did reveal that he owed potentially a large amount of money to a drug dealer and that potentially could be a motive for this," Det. Keller said. "And we learned from talking with his inner circle that he was stealing and scamming to get money to pay that debt back. So there could have been a lot of people that could have taken issue with the lifestyle that he was living."
But at the end of the day, Robinson's mother says that was just a small part of who he was, and hopes that someone will see that and come forward, if not for his sake, for hers.
"Cordell was a giver, he would give you the shirt off his back, he was very smart," she said. "I had no idea how many people his life impacted until he died, until he was killed."
"I feel privileged that someone still cares for this long time, this journey -- because that's what it is, a journey -- for individuals who have buried a child. I hope to get justice, I hope that the person or persons actually even turn themselves in."
If you know who killed 22-year-old Cordell Robinson on July 17 in 2011, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS, download the P3 TIPS app to your smartphone or leave a tip online anonymously at P3TIPS.com.
All information shared is always anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest in this case, you could get a reward up to $1,000.
It's the worst thing two mothers can have in common: their sons killed sitting side by side in a double murder in Milwaukee. A case that detectives say is at risk of becoming a cold case.
Valeria Wooten and Kimberly Johnson don't know one another but they do know each other's pain. On Oct. 1, 2019, Johnson's son, Kentrell Tolliver, was sitting in the driver's seat of his white Mercedes SUV. In the passenger seat was his friend, Layton Lewis, who everybody knew as "Fufu."
That night it was raining, and they were parked in front of a home near 70th and Fiebrantz in Milwaukee. Around 10:45 p.m., someone shot both of them multiple times.
A person who lives nearby found their bodies inside the SUV.
Milwaukee Police Department Detective RoseMarie Galindo is investigating the case.
"This is a quiet residential street, a lot of the neighbors they have a block watch on that street and a lot of the people that called 911," Det. Galindo said.
Without witnesses, video, and very little evidence that leads in the case have dried up. Detectives do believe the shooting was a drug deal that went wrong.
"Even in cases where we feel it may be drug-related or there may have been drug activity going on, we still investigate all of these cases to the fullest. No one has a right to take another person's life and in this case two people's lives," said Galindo.
Tolliver was in his 20s and starting his own day care business.
"I can't see him again. I can't talk to him. I still have text messages from him," said Kimberly Johnson.
Fufu Lewis was in his 40s, and left behind a wife and five children.
Both now have mothers with broken hearts. They're asking for your help.
"I just wish someone would come forward, I’m battling cancer, but God been holding me and he is going to hold me long enough… I think that’s the only thing that’s keeping me alive to find out who killed him," said Valeria.
If you know anything about this double murder, you're urged to call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477. You can also download the P3 TIPS app to your smartphone, or go online to www.P3TIPS.com and leave your tip anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest for this case, there's a $2,000 reward.
Remember when you contact Crime Stoppers, no one will ever find out.
A Milwaukee mother is pleading with the community to come forward on what would have been her son's 25th birthday.
She's been waiting three years for detectives to put his killer in jail, and now that they're close to solving the case, they need your help to bring not just one, but two families justice.
Before this interview, Brian Bell's mother, Naomi Knight, said her son was just another nameless, faceless murder in Milwaukee. But she's speaking out because March 25, 2021, would have been her son's golden 25th birthday. And while she's celebrating alone in a cemetery, his killer runs free.
"We just want somebody to be held responsible, somebody to come forward -- if they know something, tell," said Knight. "There's an emptiness. I'm never going to be the same person that I was before August 12, 2018.
That night, she got the call that her first born son had been gunned down outside of his apartment complex near W. Melvina and N. 76th Street.
The 22-year-old told her he had big plans for his life.
"He took me to work that Thursday, we had lunch. That was my goodbye and I didn't know it. I work at the number one trauma hospital and I see this all the time. The night my son was murdered, I had just left my 10-hour shift and went home to sit down to rest. So much to be taken from him at the prime of your life. You're 22. You are just beginning to live."
Milwaukee homicide detective Jake Puschnig says they have a person of interest and say they are very close to solving this case.
"Homicide cases are like a piece of a puzzle, we are looking for one more additional piece," Puschnig said. "We also believe that this case is related to an unsolved homicide of 2018, another unsolved homicide of 2018. And we believe that this could possibly have been a robbery gone bad -- both cases. And we believe that if we solve Mr. Bell's homicide, we can possibly solve another additional homicide and bring closure to an additional family."
"We just want justice, someone to come forward, someone to be held responsible," said Knight. "It's too many families like this. The final justice is not here on earth, this I know, but justice on earth brings a little bit of peace that someone is held responsible."
Naomi Knight says solving one or both of these cases would be a win for a community where grief continues to grow.
"There's a community of mothers and fathers that lose their young children to gun violence. And you don't want to be a part of that club."
For people who have the missing piece that would solve her son Brian Bell Jr.'s homicide, but won't come forward out of fear of snitching, she has this to say:
"Wait until it's your turn. There's too many homicides in Milwaukee, there's no such thing as snitching. We have women who have been killed, children who have been killed. What's snitching?"
If you know who killed Brian Bell or have any information about this case, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can also use the P3 Tips app.
Your call is always anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could get $1,000 cash.
Earlier this week, a Milwaukee man narrowly missed being shot to death by two strangers, and part of that night was caught on video.
Investigators are hoping you recognize the two men by their clothes or even the way they walk.
They're walking on 11th Street near N Wright early Monday morning, March 15.
They say the suspects pulled guns out on a man who was loading equipment from his house into his car around 6 a.m. that morning.
One of the suspects had laser beams on his gun and shot at the man several times. One of the bullets hit his ear.
The 54-year-old victim did get away, he was treated at the hospital and released.
But they're hoping to get the shooters off the street.
"Typically, people don't equip a weapon with a laser unless they intend to hit what they're aiming at, so that's unique," said MPD Lt. Christopher Moews. "But also, this is an average citizen, just like you and I, trying to get up and go to work and he's violently attacked and shot at. That's egregious to us."
If you know anything about this shooting, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can also submit a tip by downloading the the P3 Tips App on your smartphone or going online at www.P3TIPS.com to leave your info anonymously.
Remember, your tip is always anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you get a cash reward.
A Milwaukee murder turned cold is breathing new life as detectives and the victim's family are working together to get new leads. They need your to help them solve this decades-old case.
Terence Robinson's big brother, David, has been keeping track of his murder case for 22 years.
"I have been staying in touch steadily and I check the cold case and I Google his name every once in a while. I am the older brother, I am supposed to do that right," said David Robinson.
He took the call from Milwaukee police detectives on Oct. 25, 1998, telling him his brother had been shot multiple times and crashed his car into a house near 33rd and Cherry.
"I can remember that phone call like it happened two minutes ago," David said.
David Robinson says his littler brother, "Terry," had just gotten out of rehab. He and his wife had two kids and he was supposed to take over the family plastics business.
"He was the chosen one," David said. "He was going to be the guy that would run the company and grow the company to the next level which actually he did for a while. He was always the loudest laugher cutting the jokes, and always the guy that everybody looked to for the smart comments he was always very bright fella, very engaging and great in sales. Customers liked him...so when he was killed it was a great loss in my mind to the family business and the family."
In more than two decades, David Robinson has communicated with about five different Milwaukee Police Department cold case teams. He calls each month hoping for answers.
MPD Detective Timothy Keller has been working on the case since October of 2020.
"I read through this case and I talked with the other detectives that have worked on it and what their strategy was from there. We have been brainstorming on where to go with this case and featuring it on Crime Stoppers was definitely something we wanted to do," said Detective Keller.
The only clue they have is that witnesses saw Terry Robinson with people driving a light-colored mid-80s four-door Cadillac at a gas station on 33rd and Vliet. They believe this may have been a robbery gone wrong.
Both detectives and Terry Robinson's brother say they'll never give up on solving this case and believe someone will come forward anonymously with what they know.
"I'm hoping getting a little publicity out here will stir somebody’s memory or somebody would want to get something off their chest... sprinkles on a donut," said David Robinson.
If you know anything about Terry Robinson's murder, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can also leave a tip through the P3 Tips App or online at www.P3Tips.com. Remember, no one will ever find out who you are. Your identity is always hidden and if your tips leads to an arrest, you could get a reward up to a $1,000 cash.
A Milwaukee Lyft driver's quick thinking may have saved his life after two men tried to carjack him on Saturday night, Feb. 20. It was all caught on video you'll only see on CBS 58.
As two passengers walked toward a Lyft driver's luxury car near 92nd and Brown Deer in Milwaukee, the driver didn't think twice.
"I've had four years of doing this and I've had plenty pf passengers, thousands of passengers from all over the Milwaukee area, and until this incident I have never had any problems with any of them," said the Lyft driver.
Video shows a person get into the backseat, and someone else open the driver's door; two men attacked the driver holding what appeared to be a cellphone against his back -- pretending it was a gun.
he Lyft driver said his background in martial arts immediately kicked in.
"I didn't panic, I didn't go into a shutdown thing. I just reacted," the driver said. "I didn't know what the guy behind me had in his hand, I knew he grabbed my knife out of my pocket. So I didn't know what was next."
The Lyft driver tried to stall him by talking, until he could get to his gun hidden under the driver's seat.
"The first guy I pulled the gun out on I had it about two feet away from his face because I had already pushed and punched him, and punched him away to back him away from the door," the driver said. "He threw his hands up in the air, started hollering and ran off."
The suspects left their car and house keys in the Lyft driver's back seat. The whole thing lasted about a minute.
"The guy in the back, the guy in the front, neither of them had a very good plan," said the driver.
By day he's an IT worker, but with a wife and five kids at home, he took this job four years ago to make extra money and to help people.
"I lost a friend years ago to a drunk driver and that really impacted me quite a bit... try to help people late at night from making bad decisions which is one of the reasons I started doing this in the first place," the driver said.
With a five-star rating, he says he wants to keep driving and hopes to let the rideshare community know about the dangers they face.
"We just need to be more aware of our surroundings," the driver said. "I would like to see these guys obviously brought to justice and hopefully this will help accomplish that, hopefully someone will see them on camera and recognize them."
If you recognize the men in the video or know anything about this incident, you're urged to contact Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 Tips App. Your anonymous tip could lead to a cash reward.
A local bar owner was killed on his way home from work. Now, his family and Milwaukee Crime Stoppers are hoping for any information that helps find the person responsible.
Connie Jackson's family says he has been a Milwaukee bar owner for more than 20 years. He owned a bar on 12th and Wright called Uncle Bo's Penthouse.
Police say he was leaving there around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, to head home like he usually did. About a block away from home, near 22nd and Melvina, officials believe Jackson started talking to someone who may have tried to rob him. Jackson drove off; the suspect fired shots at Jackson's truck and one of the bullets hit him, causing him to crash. Jackson died at the scene.
Investigators are asking anyone who may know anything about this crime to call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers with anonymous information.
"Very unusual for this to happen to him. He wasn’t engaged in any type of activity that would promote this type of incident. We believe he was just a random victim that stumbled across the suspect on his way home from work," said Lt. Justin Carloni, Milwaukee Police Department.
If you know anything about Connie Jackson's death near North 22nd and Melvina on Jan. 29, you're urged to call 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 Tips App. Remember, your call can never been traced and no one will ever know who you are. If your tip leads to an arrest, you can get cash.
Just nine days into 2021, reckless gunfire in Milwaukee led to a 13-year-old girl's death.
Now, Milwaukee Crime Stoppers is hoping you'll come forward with information that will put her killer behind bars.
Nevaeha Ware was riding in the car with friends in the early morning hours of Jan. 9 near 65th and Congress.
That's when gunfire erupted and came into the car Ware was riding in.
Milwaukee police say they are still trying to figure out if the shots came from another car or somewhere nearby.
The people riding with Ware dropped her off at Aurora Hospital. Some stayed, some left.
Now, Milwaukee police say they need those who left and the rest of the community to tell what they know, anonymously.
"The age of the victim in this case...we really encourage them to come forward and provide us with that information," said MPD Detective Michael Tanem.
If you know anything about who shot this 13-year-old girl, connect with Milwaukee Crime Stoppers by calling 414-224-TIPS, download the P3 TIPS app to your smartphone, or go to www.P3TIPS.com and leave your information.
Your call is always anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could get $1,000 cash.
A heartbreaking case of a Milwaukee woman killed because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Her case is still unsolved and Milwaukee Crime Stoppers needs you to come forward with information.
Around 2 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2018, Courtney Jones, 23, was dropping off her son at his father's house. She was sitting in her car in front of the house on North 35th and Clarke, when a group of suspects came from a gangway and started shooting.
One bullet hit Jones and killed the young mother of two almost instantly.
The suspects were shooting at other people in the area and hit Jones by mistake. Afterwards, they ran off and left little evidence behind.
Jones' sister says she was a nurse who would do anything for anyone. She found out about her sister's death on Facebook Live.
"We just want answers," said Courtisha Triblett, the victim's sister. "Anybody that know anything, we are at the point where we are begging, please, please, please come forward."
If you know anything about the shooting that killed Jones on Aug. 8, 2018, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. You can also use the P3 Tips App. Your identity is always anonymous and you could get $1,000 in cash if your tip leads to an arrest.
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