CrimeTracker 15: Man Robbed in Madison While Pumping Air into Tires

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 --- 6:04p.m.

Release from Madison Police Department:

Incident Date 09/18/2012 - 1:28 PM
Address 4202 Milwaukee St (PDQ)
Arrested Raphiel D. Kuntu, 20 YOA, Charges: Felony Theft, Possession of Marijuana, Resisting/Obstructing.

Vernon E. Lyles, 20 YOA, Charge: FelonyTheft(PTAC)
Victim Male, 47 YOA

A man pumping air into his tires at PDQ, 4202 Milwaukee St. was robbed of his wallet this afternoon. The victim told police a couple of people approached, in the midst of inflation, and inquired about getting some change. When the victim pulled out his wallet, one of the change seekers grabbed it. The criminals jumped into a car and fled. The victim got behind the wheel of his vehicle and pursued them, providing a 911 dispatcher with updated locations. The criminals bailed out of the car near Portland Parkway/Belmont Rd area and fled on foot. Officers in the area saw the suspects running and one of the suspects stopped upon contact by police but the other continued running. He was soon taken into custody a short distance away. Victim identified the suspects and they were eventually booked into Dane County Jail.

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