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Police ID man suspected of failed Grafton carjacking PDF Print E-mail
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Written by JOE POIRIER   
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 18:49

But cops have yet to find 19-year-old from Milwaukee

    The Grafton Police Department, with the assistance of the Milwaukee Police Department, have identified a 19-year-old Milwaukee man responsible for an attempted carjacking, through the use of security surveillance cameras.
    Police, however, continue to search for the man who attempted to carjack a sport utility vehicle at gunpoint from a female driver in the parking lot in front of Ulta Beauty and Pier 1 Imports on Port Washington Road in Grafton on the evening of Oct. 6.
    
    According to Grafton Police Department Capt. Joe Gabrish, the suspect is described as a black male with a slender build and is about 6-foot-2. He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and light-colored pants. 
    
    The police report said a warrant has been issued for the man, and police are actively seeking him. The suspect’s name is being withheld pending formal charges through the Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office.
    “They issued the warrant and that typically speeds up the process,” Gabrish said. “If a police officer stops him, then he’ll get picked up right away and brought to our jail.”
    Gabrish said the victim was sitting in her car when a SUV pulled up next to her. The suspect exited the vehicle and walked to the driver side of the victim’s vehicle with a gun. According to Gabrish, the victim said it was a semi-automatic weapon.
    
    During the incident, a female bystander screamed, which distracted the suspect and allowed for the victim to drive away. Gabrish said the suspect left immediately and did not commit any other crimes in the area. 
    
    According to the police report, officers located the SUV on a closed circuit video camera in the Grafton Commons parking lot because of an ordinance that requires mandatory surveillance cameras for all new businesses in Grafton.
    The SUV was driving in the area before the attempted carjacking and the police report notes it was a unique type of vehicle. Through networking with other police departments, it was discovered that the vehicle the suspect used was stolen in Milwaukee earlier that day. The vehicle has been recovered.
    Gabrish said the Grafton Police Department is working with other communities to see if there have been any similar incidents with the suspect. 
   
     Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to call the Grafton Police Department at (262) 375-5320. Daily Press