Police: Trio of thieves targeted auto parts stores

CREATED Jun 12, 2014

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MILWAUKEE- Surveillance video inside an Advance Auto Parts on Teutonia Avenue shows three masked men storming through the doors back in April. At gunpoint the clerk is ordered to unlock the safe while two others stand guard.

Milwaukee Police believe the trio is responsible for nearly a dozen business robberies since March.

The theives target mostly auto part supply stores, though in an attempted robbery back in March a delivery driver at a Domino's Pizza was shot in the leg for not handing over his tips.

But their crime spree would come to a screeching halt at an O'Reilly's on Silver Spring.

Court documents says these two men - Deshae Lane and his partner Jacques White were under the watchful eye of police Friday night when they entered the auto parts store last Friday. Police say the pair ran out the store, jumped into a car, and were arrested after parking at a home on the northwest side of town.

And while two suspected criminals are off the streets of Milwaukee - investigators are still looking for a third involved in the string of robberies.