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Police search for answers to West Milwaukee Walmart bomb threats
WEST MILWAUKEE - Who's behind a series of bomb threats at the Walmart in West Milwaukee? Police tell us there have been five such reports since July, and the store's only been open since April. The last three happened October 20th, October 23rd and October 26th.
Paul Bourgeois, who rides the bus, took it to Walmart twice in the last week, only to find the store had been evacuated due to the bomb threats.
"I also wanted to just jump off and get a half gallon of milk because it's cheaper than most of the stores around here," said Bourgeois.
Bourgeois asked TODAY's TMJ4 to investigate.
"Living in the neighborhood, it's a concern because a lot of people are wondering what kind of a person is running around doing something like this," said Bourgeois.
The Walmart at 4140 W. Greenfield Avenue in West Milwaukee is new. It opened just six months ago, and not everyone welcomed the addition. West Milwaukee police chief Dennis Nasci doesn't know if that has anything to do with the bomb threats.
"Well we never leave any stone unturned You know, when you're looking at this sort of thing There's a lot of different kinds of motivations that can be out there," said Chief Nasci.
No bombs have been found. Walmart issued a statement as follows:
"The safety of our customers and associates is extremely important to us. We take any threats to their safety seriously, and we have measures in place to respond to those threats. We are working closely with our local law enforcement and have provided any information we have to help them identify any suspects. We also encourage anyone with information about these threats to contact law enforcement," said Betsy Harden, media relations specialist for Walmart.