Man Accused Of Robbing Woman In Her Home

Police say a 21-year-old South Milwaukee man entered a woman's home and took her purse at knifepoint.

A 21-year-old man is accused of entering an Oak Creek woman's home and robbing her of her purse at knifepoint.

Alex J. Povlich of South Milwaukee has been charged with armed robbery with threat of force. He faces up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines if convicted.

According to a criminal complaint:

On Oct. 17, a woman in the 8400 block of S. 15th Avenue heard her front door open about 10:05 p.m. and saw a white man wearing a baseball cap and holding a white ceramic knife.

The man, whom she later identified as Povlich, approached her and said "all I want is your purse" and "I don't want to hurt you, where is your purse." The victim picked up her purse, and as Povlich took it from her, she grabbed hold of the side of the purse and dislodged her wallet.

Povlich fled out of the home with the purse, which contained keys and several other items.

About a week later, a man came to the Oak Creek police station to report he may given Povlich a ride to the home. He said after he drove to the area of Forest Hill and 15th avenues, Povlich told him to wait in the car. A short time later, Povlich returned soaking wet, breathing heavy and hiding something under his shirt.

The man later discovered Povlich was holding a purse, which Povlich said he was using as collateral. He also heard Povlich bragging about how he got a woman's purse in Oak Creek.

The victim was shown a photo array and identified Povlich as the person who entered her home and took her purse at knifepoint.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.

Mr.Ed February 10, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Wasn't calling Marty and idiot, his post wasn't present when I posted.... Idiot refers to the robber.....
Resident of O.C. Paul February 10, 2013 at 05:28 PM
The low-life should have thought about getting a job, and worrying about luxuries until he could afford them, but no, he has to resort to robbery to make ends meet. Now, If he's convicted, he won't have to worry about being hungry, or having to sleep on the streets; he'll get his 3 hots and a cot, exercise, cable TV, access to education, health care, etc...; all at the taxpayers expense. Mr. Povlich, There are good people starving and homeless, just barely making ends meet, but instead of dealing with your financial problems like a man, doing without luxury items, and only getting the necessities, you took a cowards way out, Now you are in jail until your trial, and if convicted and sentenced you will be treated better than law abiding people that are in the same boat financially as you were, I hope you are happy getting taken care of better than many of the people that will be paying to incarcerate you. You're welcome, Mr. Povlich. Signed: A Taxpayer. (sarcasm)
Al Douglas February 11, 2013 at 01:59 AM
My thoughts are with the victim. I can't imagine how one overcomes the fear she now feels in her own home. The perpetrator of this crime will never be able restore his victims emotional state. Reviewing the perpetrators criminal history I really don't think he cares.
GreenHollow February 13, 2013 at 02:05 AM
I hope his family is proud. I hope these people can wake up every morning with the knowledge that their son is a hapless criminal; yet another example of societal decay. South Milwaukee is by all accounts a predominantly white suburb and our criminal in question is a white male at the bloom of his life. Look how carelessly he dashed away any semblance of a real future. Furthermore, look how he selfishly stole the peace of mind of a woman, who had been tucked away the solace of her home. Who does this debased young man think he is? How could his supposed financial need be more urgent than the most basic right of all? A right to earn an honest wage. A right to be unafraid of the children of our neighbors. A right to live. My mind is shaken on two accounts: such a young man delightfully engaging his peers with regard to his committed crime and this innocent woman who has become intimately acquainted with fear. I hope Alex J. Povlich's parents are very proud of their son, and may THEY never have to fear the lean ambitions of a man wielding a knife in their home.
brittany jordan April 13, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Actually he has a bad drug addiction and I'm not saying what he did is right but he is really a good guy. This addiction is a disease and makes people do crazy things.his parents are anything but proud because they are gong through so much as it is i feel bad that they have to be put through this when his dad has cancer. Alex cried to me after he did that to that to that poor lady n said why do i do these things why cant i just stop using and be normal. N i knew this wasnt him but this drug makes you turn into a monster. But he needed to go to jail, it will help him stay clean and realize he can't have a life like this anymore. i really pray he can over come this and have a normal life again.


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