Police Report: Thieves Target iPhone 5 and Other Cellular Phones

The iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and Motorola Atrix HD were stolen from the display at a Brookfield AT&T store, police reports say.

Two young men apparently didn't want to wait in line and pay for the latest hot electronic gadget: the iPhone 5.

Instead they strolled into an AT&T store at 3825 N. 124th St. about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, unplugged phones from a display and fled. Taken were a $649 iPhone 5, a $549 iPhone 4S and a $449 Motorola Atrix HD.

According to police reports:

The store said the men fled in a red Chevy Impala with tinted windows and a spoiler. The men were wearing baseball caps and jeans. One had a black leather jacket; the other, a multicolored striped hooded jacket. They were black men in their 20s about 6'3" tall.

The store deactivated the SIM cards but if new cards are added, the phones will work.

In other recent calls to police:

I want to be a cowboy: A young child called 911 at 9:04 a.m. Monday "because he wanted to tell a police officer that he is going to be a cowboy for Halloween." Officers explained the proper use of 911 and the adult in the home was sheepishly unaware of the child's call.

Smash and grab in Kohl's lot: An off-duty police officer saw two males trying to enter cars in the parking lot of Kohls, 2315 N. 124th St., about 1:45 p.m. Saturday. One male, about 17 to 20 years old, smashed a rear right passenger window and stole about $445 worth of merchandise and clothing, before he and others fled in a dented grey Dodge minivan with no plates.

Hair stolen: Sally's Beauty shop at 17000 W. Bluemound Rd. said two black females stole human hair from the salon about 1:40 p.m. Saturday. Both women were wearing hats, one was red. Other Sally's Beauty shops in the area also were hit, possibly by the same suspect.

Too drunk to drive: A woman called police at 12:25 a.m. Saturday from O'Sullivan's Public House to report her car keys had been stolen. The report was false: her sister-in-law had actually taken the keys to stop the woman from driving because she was intoxicated. The woman was arrested for disorderly conduct after making a scene.

Genitalia on sign: Someone used white shoe polish to draw a picture of genitalia on a sign near Killarney Way and Derrin Lane, a caller reported on Sept. 19. She said she saw the sign while her children were getting on their bus.

Wallet stolen? A man told police Sept. 18 to say someone had stolen $5,000 worth of cashiers checks out of his wallet. But while on the phone with police he found the wallet — in his pants pocket.

Highschooler caught with alcohol, narcotic: A Brookfield East High School employee called police Sept. 18 about possible underage drinking. A 15-year-old was arrested and cited.

No skateboarding in the road: Police on Sept. 18 warned two skateboarders not to skate in the road in the 19000 block of Edmonton Drive, after someone raised concerns about the two boys, 16 and 17, skating down a hill and causing a traffic danger to passing motorists.

Phone scam turns into threat: Someone purporting to be a U.S. Embassy worker called a McAllister Lane man Sept. 18, saying the man's grandson needed to be bailed out. The homeowner told the caller he knew this was a scam. Then the caller swore and said, "I'm a killer and I'm going to come to your house and break your legs." Police were investigating.

Sexual assault: Brookfield police and hospital officials were investigating a complaint filed Sept. 17 that a 3-year-old girl may have been molested by an uncle.

Suspicious man wearing all black: Police stopped a man in all black at 1:10 a.m. Sept. 18 on West Lisbon and Lilly roads. It turned out he lived in a house on the corner.

Weeds or weed? Officers searched fields north of Capitol Drive and east of Barker Road and the Fox River after smelling a strong odor of fresh marijuana. They didn't find the source of the odor.

iMac theft: Police were investigating how a desktop iMac disappeared from the kitchen of a house in the 1000 block of Weston Hills Drive Sept. 15. A daughter had friends over, then left with them and when she returned the iMac was gone.

Computer monitor theft: Office Max, 12575 W. Capitol Dr., reported that a black male in his 20s or 30s stole a computer monitor and fled in a black Chevy with no license plates about 4 p.m. Sept. 17.

Flat-screen TV theft: A Waukesha woman told police Sept. 18 she lent her 27-inch, flat-screen Sanyo television to a coworker but that coworker would not return it. An officer advised her it was a civil matter and left a message for the coworker advising her of the complaint filed against her.


The above items are from reports from local police departments. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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