Milwaukee Flash Mob Attempts to Murder Two Women After Robbing Store
Flash mobs are getting much more violent. It’s going to be a long, hot summer:
Police are investigating two armed robberies in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood and allegations that a group of teens, who might have been involved in the robberies, later beat several people at Reservoir Park.
The robberies happened in Kilbourn Reservoir Park in the 800 block of E. North Ave. at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, and another about 25 minutes later, according to Milwaukee Police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz. Authorities don’t know if the two robberies were related.
The Journal Sentinel received several tips from people who reported incidents shortly after the fireworks ended, that some people were punched and hurt from thrown bottles. WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) reported that a BP store at North and Humboldt Blvd. was ransacked and showed store video of several people rushing through the store, stealing items late Sunday.
A clerk at BP, who asked that his name not be used, confirmed to the Journal Sentinel that he was busy waiting on customers when one or two people held the door open to let others rush in and steal snacks and candy.
“It’s bad, it’s bad for everybody,” said the man.
Schwartz said Monday that police received no reports of mobs of people committing crimes in the Riverwest area other than the reports of two armed robberies.
On Tuesday morning, Schwartz declined to answer any questions about the incidents other than to say police were investigating all allegations and that the department would release more information later in the day.
The TMJ report also included an interview with a woman who said she and her sister were beaten by a group of teens at Reservoir Park and that some of the teens were carrying handfuls of candy and other products.
There’s video with an interview with one of the women. She’s visibly injured and reports that her sister was kicked and stomped in the head by multiple men and women in the group. If that’s not an attempt to kill someone I don’t know what is. This crowd tried to cave in women’s skulls for fun. What’s next?