Friday, October 5, 2018

Benito J. Herrera-Tonche, The Milwaukee Taco Truck Bandit Arrested

Herrera-Tonche has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of 5 taco trucks in the Southside of Milwaukee.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

October 5, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday,  Benito J. Herrera-Tonche, 22, aka, "Junior", the Milwaukee taco truck bandit was taken into custody, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office (DCSO). Herrera-Tonche was booked at the DCSO jail and is awaiting federal custody transfer to Milwaukee County. The U.S. Marshals Service, FBI and Milwaukee police wanted Herrera-Tonche, an alleged gang member in connection with the armed robbery of five Milwaukee Southside taco trucks on August 29. Herrera-Tonche is from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and was considered the main armed suspect that robbed multiple taco trucks with two other accomplices.
Herrera-Tonche is believed to have travelled to Milwaukee from Sun Prairie for the purpose to rob taco trucks, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. A warrant for multiple felonies including attempted armed robbery was issued for his arrest in Milwaukee County. Herrera-Tonche has several open cases and a warrant in Dane County for OWI, bail jumping, driving while revoked and driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration third offense, all misdemeanors offenses, according to court records.
Herrera-Tonche has a Joker tattoo on his right hand and a distinguishing birthmark in his left side of the face. He was considered armed and dangerous.

The Milwaukee locations of the taco truck robberies are:

• 1600 block of W. Scott St.

• 3900 Block of W. Burnham St.

• 1900 Block of W. National Ave.

• 1600 Block of S. Muskego Ave.

• 1500 Block of S. 6th St.

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