Man arrested for 11 armed robberies in only 3 months

CREATED Feb 11, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A man who is allegedly responsible for over a dozen crimes all over the Milwaukee area has been arrested.

The arrest stems from a series of armed robberies reported, starting on Nov. 9, 2012, when Kenneath Turner-Harris, 22 of Milwaukee, allegedly robbed a Shepard's employee on the way to her car. Over the next few months, he allegedly robbed more people, at gunpoint, as well as breaking into at least two homes. During many of the armed robberies, Turner-Harris also reportedly stole the cars of his victims.

The last incident, reported on Feb. 2, 2013, happened in Wauwatosa, where Turner-Harris allegedly robbed three teenagers and stole their car outside a cigar shop. The vehicle was found the next day, and when officers attempted to pull Turner-Harris over, he fled.

After police searched his home, Turner-Harris reportedly admitted to many of the robberies, but changed many of the stories (in many cases, saying he did not have a gun).

Turner-Harris has been arrested on 11 counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery, two counts of burglary in a building or dwelling, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of fleeing or eluding a traffic officer.