Less than two weeks after two Waukesha gas stations were robbed at gunpoint, the men believed to be responsible have been arrested and charged.
Anthony Deleion, 28, and Mitchell Gamroth, 21, were charged Jan. 16 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with two counts each of armed robbery.
Prosecutors say Deleon and Gamroth, both of Waukesha, are responsible for holding up a local BP and Clark gas station earlier this month. Both robberies occurred in about a five-day span.
According to a criminal complaint, Deleon planned the robberies "on the fly" and used the cash he stole to feed his drug addiction. He said in the complaint that the holdups were "all my idea. ... I was high already."
Gamroth denied having a drug addiction, the complaint said, and told police he couldn't remember the last time he was at the BP gas station, and said he hadn't been to the Clark gas station in a long time either.
Deleon and Gamroth walked away with about $800 from BP and between $200 and $400 from Clark, according to the complaint.
Police said both gas stations were robbed in similar fashion, which led them to believe the crimes were related and perhaps perpetrated by the same suspects. The weapon used to threaten clerks at both stations was a BB gun.
A department news release said the investigation into the robberies was aided by several tips from the community.
Online court records indicate that Deleon and Gamroth are scheduled to appear for hearings on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
They could each face decades in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, if convicted.