SHOREWOOD – Public schools in Shorewood and Whitefish Bay were placed on lockdown Tuesday, April 25, as police searched for two people who allegedly robbed a bank, crashed their car fleeing police and ran away from the scene of the crash.
Shorewood police officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of Bartlett Avenue at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a suspicious vehicle that was seen circling the block multiple times. While investigating the suspicious vehicle, a Shorewood police officer noticed a subject running away from TCF Bank, 4201 N. Oakland Ave. The subject got into a vehicle that matched the description of the suspicious auto.
The Shorewood police officer initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle did not pull over. The police squad pursued the vehicle west on Olive Street and north on Wilson Drive. The vehicle crashed into a tree at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Chateau Place. Both occupants of the vehicle fled the scene of the crash.
Both suspects were taken into custody shortly after they fled, with assistance from the Whitefish Bay and Glendale police departments. Shorewood and Whitefish Bay schools were placed on lockdown until all the suspects were taken into custody and the area was confirmed to be safe and secure. The suspects are in custody, and criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.