Update: Police Arrest Robbery Suspects
Fox 6 says suspects are accused of robbing a New Berlin gas station.
The Waukesha Police Department has arrested three people in connection to a gas station robbery in New Berlin, according to Fox 6, Patch's media partners.
Capt. Ron Oremus told Patch earlier in the day that police were near Sunset Drive and South West Avenue searching for burglary suspects. Police will provide updated information later in the day.
From the Waukesha Police Department:
This morning at 8:13 a.m. Waukesha Police Department was notified by New Berlin Police Department that an armed robbery had just occurred in their city at Rindt’s Service Station located at 19400 W College Ave. The two suspects were seen leaving in a van, which registered to an address in the City of Waukesha.
At approximately 8:40 a.m., officers located the van in the 400 block of Baird Street (Baird St at South West Ave) and three subjects exited. After seeing officers, the subjects ran into the yards. A perimeter was quickly established and all three subjects were later taken into custody. Two facsimile handguns were located in the area one of the subjects was believed to run. It is believed these subjects are related to the New Berlin robbery from this morning.
In addition to Waukesha Police Department personnel, New Berlin Police detectives, Waukesha County Sheriff’s K9 and other personnel and the Waukesha County Regional Bearcat armored rescue vehicle were deployed to assist with apprehending the suspects and keeping the community safe.
Meanwhile, a gas station was robbed in Waukesha late Thursday night.
"While there are many similarities between the New Berlin robbery from this morning and recent robberies in Waukesha and outlying areas recently, it is unknown whether they are connected at this time," Oremus said in the news release.