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Woman Robbed at Knifepoint Inside Home

Police are investigating a Wednesday night incident in which a woman on 15th Avenue was robbed of her purse.

Using a house key hidden in the front porch, a man holding a knife entered a home on 15th Avenue and robbed a woman of her purse, according to Oak Creek police.

According to a police report, the man entered a home in the 8400 block of S. 15th Avenue about 10 p.m. Wednesday. The 54-year-old female resident told police he held the knife in his right hand as he demanded her purse. He fled on foot southbound on 15th Avenue.

The suspect was described as 6-feet tall, 160 pounds, wearing a white and blue baseball cap and a navy blue and gray striped shirt.

Police are still investigating. Extra patrols were requested around the woman's house.

Patriot October 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM
So sad!!! When I moved to the OC area back in 2000 crime was something that happened in other areas. OC has grown so much and has had such an influx of people and given the present state of the economy things are going to get much worse. People are becoming desperate for sure. Obviously had to be somebody who knew the women. Otherwise how would he know that she kept a key hidden on her front porch. BAD BAD IDEA
Dave October 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM
"The suspect was described as 6-feet tall, 160 pounds, wearing a white and blue baseball cap and a navy blue and gray striped shirt." Was he white or black?
Joseph October 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Mark don't fall into the phony PC garbage that mny news media outlets fall into. Just tell us the suspect's race. Reporting facts is not racist.
Dan Vitek October 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM
, when are we going to out law knives
Jane Frederick October 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I feel the race should be added wether the man is white, black, hispanic or whatever. How do we know what to watch for if the race is not included. This is not racism it is facts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mark Schaaf October 20, 2012 at 02:38 PM
I agree with you on reporting race - if I knew the race, I would have written it.
Terri October 20, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Patriot--I agree with you. I grew up in oak Creek in the 60's and 70's. This is what happens when the city of Oak Creek administrators of various titles allowed Oak Creek to be built up so much without considering the long term consequences ---just so the so called adminstrators could keep their pockets lined. Even in the 80's when I was in college and away from Oak Creek I kept up with what was happening to the scenery, and it wasn't for the better. It's all about money for the few. Very sad for the upright and honest residents who live there. Businesses built too close to residential areas? A disaster in the making. It is very sad.
kimberly October 20, 2012 at 06:10 PM
That's scary, I hope they catch him.
Kathie October 20, 2012 at 09:43 PM
If a person is going to rob someone it will happen anywhere....It's not because business's are built to close to residential areas...I bet you like shopping and working in those business's...You have criminals everywhere if you haven't noticed !

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