Milwaukee police are making progress on their investigation into the ransacking of a BP gas station in the Riverwest neighborhood early Monday.
“As of today, eight juveniles have turned themselves in to police in connection with the thefts at the BP gas station at Humboldt and North. Seven have been cited – each for disorderly conduct, curfew violation and theft,” Milwaukee police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said Thursday.
Police received three additional reports after Chief Edward Flynn held a community meeting with Riverwest residents Wednesday night. Two were complaints of battery and one was of attempted strong-arm robbery, Schwartz said.
Police are seeking at least 22 suspects who ransacked the BP station at 1030 E. North Ave. on Monday just after midnight.
Anyone with information on the series of beatings associated with six armed or strong-arm robberies against 11 victims in the Riverwest neighborhood at about the time of the looting are encouraged to call police at (414) 935-7360. Police have not said the looting and beatings were connected, although they might involve some of the same people.
Anyone who wants to report an incident can call District 5 at (414) 935-7253.