Milton police searching for 3 armed robbery suspect who threatened residents with handguns, stole car

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MILTON, Wis. — Milton police are searching for three men who allegedly broke into a home while armed with guns and demanded keys to the homeowner’s car Wednesday morning.

Police said they were first alerted to the incident when they received a call around 8:30 a.m. from a witness who reported seeing a black Honda Civic crash into garbage cans near the intersection of Brown and Arthur drives. The crash disabled the Civic and prompted three men to get out and walk through area backyards.

According to a news release, the three men then entered a house on Sue Lane via an unlocked door in the garage. Police said the suspects pointed handguns at the residents and demanded car keys before ultimately stealing one of the cars.

The stolen vehicle was later spotted heading north on I-39/90 headed toward Newville. Law enforcement tried pursuing the suspects on the interstate and throughout Madison, but they were unsuccessful.

The stolen vehicle was found abandoned in the Town of madison around 9:30 a.m. The vehicle that the suspects abandoned in Milton earlier Wednesday morning had been reported stolen from Madison in August.

Police said the suspects were wearing jeans and zip-up hoodies, had their faces covered and wore blue latex gloves. Witnesses reportedly said they were likely in their 20s. They are believed to be Hispanic or light-skinned Black men.

Authorities believe the robbery may be related to a vehicle theft from last week in the same Milton neighborhood. That vehicle was recovered in Madison days later.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Milton Police Department at 608-757-2244 or Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636.