1 man charged, 2 others arrested in Wauwatosa Walmart robbery
A 20-year-old Milwaukee man was charged Wednesday with helping rob a Walmart in Wauwatosa by forcing the store manager to empty the safe.
Police have arrested three men. One of them, Michael Robertson, was charged Wednesday with one count of armed robbery in the March 22 robbery at Walmart, 3850 N. 124th St., Wauwatosa.
The store manager told police two masked men carrying a handgun and rifle grabbed her while she was working in the store and forced her to take them to the cash office shortly before 3 a.m. They told her to turn off an alarm and unlock the safe. One of the robbers grabbed an empty box and cash bags and after filling them with money they ran out of the store, according to the complaint.
Robertson and the other man fled in a white Buick with a third robber following them in another vehicle, the complaint says. They later switched vehicles with the third man.
Robertson said he and another man discussed committing a robbery when a third man suggested they rob Walmart. Robertson told police he didn't want to commit the robbery but one of the others, a former Walmart employee, pointed a gun and threatened him if he didn't rob Walmart, the complaint says.
Charges against the other two robbers had not been filed Wednesday.