Break-in at apartment complex sparks hunt for men

Police say suspects wearing ski masks were targeting specific tenant
Ozaukee Press Staff

Three men armed with claw hammers broke into a Grafton apartment building last week in what police believe was an attempted targeted attack on an occupant.

Grafton police were dispatched to an apartment building on the 1600 block of Sixth Avenue at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 3, after receiving a call from a tenant of the building.

The tenant observed three men wearing ski masks and armed with claw hammers break a glass window adjacent to the rear entry door of the building, according to police. After witnessing this, the tenant retreated to his apartment and called the police after the suspects advanced towards him.

The suspects attempted to enter the tenant’s apartment but fled the area in a dark-colored sedan prior to police arrival.

Officers arrived on scene, established a perimeter around the apartment and checked the building and immediate areas for the suspects, though none were located.

Additional 911 calls reported gunshots in the area but police did not find evidence of a firearm being discharged.

Police did locate a a motorcycle in the parking lot of the building that was substantially damaged by a blunt object.

The motorcycle is owned by the tenant whose apartment the suspects attempted to enter.

 Police say they believe the suspects were targeting the tenant, making the incident isolated and posing no risk to the community.

 Police ask that anyone who may have been in the area when this incident occurred, observed any suspicious persons or vehicles in the vicinity or have additional information regarding this incident contact the Criminal Investigations Division of the Grafton Police Department at (262) 375-5320 or submit an anonymous tip to TIP411 by texting 847411 keyword OZSO and your tip.

The incident is under police investigation, and Public Information Officer Patrick Brock said no additional information will be released at this time.




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