Oak Creek Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robbery

Turnell Lewkowski charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

A 24-year-old South Milwaukee man has been arrested and charged in connection with the Feb. 18 armed robbery of a Mobil station in Oak Creek.

Turnell Lewkowski was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of armed robbery with threat of force. 

Police say he entered the , 9444 S. Chicago Road, , who gave him all the money in the register.

Last week, police behind the store they suspect was used in the robbery. According to the criminal complaint, the clerk was able to identify the suspect in a photo lineup.

Through their investigation, officers were able to develop a suspect and make an arrest, according to a police department news release.

Lewkowski made his initial court appearance Sunday and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 7, according to online court records.

If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

joe mamma March 02, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Must be a crackhead
world watcher March 02, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I happen to know this young man ..i make no excuse for him cuz was very stupid n he had family he could of turned to b4 puting ppls lives in danger ..just to spread alil info ...i feel bad for his baby girl thats gona miss her dad ..he played collage basketball for a few yrs ..had decent payn job too ..long story short ..hes had bad home life n u guessed it his blk dad is in jail too ..same thing i think also ..sadly ..wel ..he lost job ..lost hope ..getn evicted from his apartment ..then heres the kicker ..for the 1st time in his life gets involved in drugs ..hard drugs ..wel u can see wer this went ..his whole capper was from start of drug use till jail cell was about 2month ..hook line n sinker ..sad case for all really ..im glad no1 got hurt in all this ..but many ppl did really all from his actions ..stupid stupid ..n drug a good name like lewkowski thru the mud ...thrs many lewkowski & they are good ppl ..said there going thru this ....thanks for taking the time to read & bless u all with happiness n long heathly life ....
Pam March 07, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Why is it people have to make excuses for drug users I will never understand. I know it probably was an embarassment to his family but come on armed robbery. He threatned someones life here. He should of thought of his baby girl before he did something so stupid. I have no place for anyone thats on drugs and steals from people. It seems to me that people like to use that as an excuse for drug users. What about the other people he hurt. The cashier the gas station owners, the other employees. They are all suffering and this is something that poor cashier will never forget.
Missy March 08, 2012 at 01:30 AM
I totally agree that he should have truly thought this through. Stupid Actions now you have the consequences. Regardless of the child, there are jobs available out there and drugs isnt an EXCUSE. Using it only as a crutch. What happened should have NEVER EVER been considered. I hope he sits for a long time. THINK about that clerk, and what was suffered. No excuse....Grow up accept your consequence for your stupidity!
Arch April 22, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Ah f**. Turnell was one of my best friends when I lived in South Milwaukee. We used to always play basketball at the basketball courts down in Lakeview apartment. Super nice kid. He always went to school and didn't talk ghetto or anything. I know everyone who sees this picture will think "another typical black guy", but this guy isn't evil and unreformable. He just f*'ed up...big time. His dad was a dead-beat who always went to jail and he unfortunately decided to take after him. And looking at some of the comments, he must have taken drugs during a bad part of his life. But it's never too late to change. My prayers are with him and his family, and I hope this sad situation turns better in the future.


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