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Robber Said, 'I'll Cut Your Throat,' Victim Tells Police

Mo's employee, though not on duty, stops outside to check on man who appears ill, but that was a ruse; a second actor grabbed him from behind and robbed him at knifepoint, he says.

 

A West Allis man who works at Mo’s Irish Pub, 10842 Blue Mound Rd., told police he was robbed at knifepoint outside the tavern Saturday night.

At about 10:30 p.m., he said, he had parked on North 108th Place, intending to meet some friends at Mo’s. In a small partly wooded area between two parking lots north of the pub, he saw a man facing away from the street and hunched over as if he might be sick.

He stopped and asked the man if he was all right, but got no response. Suddenly, he said, someone grabbed him from behind and twisted his left arm behind his back, then pressed a sharp object to his neck and said, “Give me your money or I’ll cut your throat.”

The victim took out his wallet with his right hand and managed to pull out his cash and hand it over, he said. Then both robbers ran north on 108th Place and disappeared.

The victim then went to Mo’s, went to the restroom and splashed cold water on his face and checked himself for injuries. He shortly encountered a friend who told him he could tell something was wrong, and he recounted the robbery. His friend called the police, probably 10 minutes after the incident was over.

The victim had his cell phone with him during the robbery and told officers he wasn’t sure why he didn’t call for help, he just wanted to get to Mo’s where there were other people around.

He described the first man he had seen as white, about 5-feet-11-inches tall, with a medium build and scruffy facial hair, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. He could say little about the man who grabbed him except that he was about the same height and build and was also wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans. Both men had their hoods up during the robbery, he said.

Tosa720 December 04, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Are the pollice doing everything they can to stop these robberies and car burglaries that continuously happen surrounding Mo's and that area of Bluemound Ave? There have been far too many lately. Also - if the robber took the money out of the victim's wallet, he left fingerprints - Cops should have taken that wallet for evidence and fingerprints.
Jim Price December 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Tosa720, you should be a detective. In fact, that was addressed in the police reports. The robber made the victim take the money out of his wallet – one-handed – and hand it to him. He never touched the wallet. As to your first question, the Tosa police do patrol that area very heavily. In their recent, first-ever streetside roll call, the western suburban members of the High-Visibility OWI Task Force picked the corner of Mayfair and Blue Mound roads in Tosa. That carries over into regular patrols as well. When a bank was robbed at that corner, a Tosa officer nabbed the suspect within one minute after the alarm. But, they can't be everywhere at once.
LindaZN December 04, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Wauwatosa has an extremely responsive police department. Residents should never be afraid to call, especially being a victim of the crime. Even if you think something is suspicious but not enough to call emergency 911, call the non emergency police number at 471-8430. I like Officer Liest's comment - if it raises the hair on the back of your neck give them a call. Dispatch can help decide if you need to have an officer come to you destination or just take a report.

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