Tourist Robbed, Slashed on Gateway Boulevard

Two men robbed a Milwaukee tourist on Gateway Boulevard Tuesday morning, according to police.

A tourist from Milwaukee was walking on Gateway Boulevard Tuesday morning when two men assaulted him, robbed him and took off on bicycles, police said.

The men approached the tourist at 11:36 a.m. and demanded money, according to police. They tried to take his wallet from his pocket, and when he resisted, they cut him with a knife on his cheek, arm and hand, police said. 

The thieves removed money from his wallet and fled on bikes north on Gateway Boulevard, according to police. 

Police searched the area but couldn't find the perpertrators. The treated the victim at the scene for minor lacerations.

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Harry E. Smith May 12, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Seems to be a TREND with daylight robberies in the east side business district, that now are turning more violent! Hope SSFPD is paying more attention to the area, especially walkers and bikers that don't appear to be employees out for lunch.


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