Saturday, January 5, 2013

Two Men Taken Into Custody In Connection With The El Rey Store Blaze

Police arrested several suspects in the El Rey Store blaze.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 5, 2013

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, police reported that two 17-year-old suspects wanted as persons of interest in connection with last Wednesday's fire that caused more than $300,000 in food and building damages were taken into custody for questioning.
On Wednesday, the El Rey Family Market located in the 5200 block of W. Oklahoma Ave. went up in a blaze destroying food and other items, including causing water and smoke damage to the building. Two suspects were seen casing the front of the store at around 11:30 p.m. before the fire started.
Surveillance video recorded the suspects looking into the store moments before the store caught fire. The suspects were wanted as "persons of interest," according to police.
The El Rey store will remained close for about one to two weeks and about 100 workers were temporarily displaced.

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