Woman accused of using knife to fend of store employees
A 28-year-old Milwaukee woman accused of brandishing a knife during a theft at Burlington Coat Factory last week was arrested for armed robbery, obstruction and possession of stolen property.
City of Brookfield police officers responded to the store, 12575 W. Capitol Drive, about 5:05 p.m. July 27 after store personnel reported that the woman attempted to leave without paying for $74 in merchandise. According to the police report, employees followed the woman out of the store, where she said she had a gun and threatened to shoot the employees; she never displayed the weapon.
After the woman got into her car, she took out a steak knife and again threatened employees, the report states.
Officers took the woman into custody. Authorities found $58 in merchandise from Marshalls in the woman's car, according to the report.
Man test rides $1,600 bike but doesn't come back
A man who said he wanted to test ride a $1,600 bicycle at a Brookfield bike shop got his wish - then bolted out of the store without paying for the bike.
According to the city of Brookfield police report:
The man entered Wheel & Sprocket, 13925 W. Capitol Drive, about 11:15 a.m. July 27 and said he wanted to test ride a mountain bike valued at $1,589. He provided a name and Brookfield address - an address that turned out to be non-existent - and was allowed to take the bike for a ride. He never returned to the store.
Police said the man gave his name as Steve Perez.
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