Shirl’s Custard Stand Robbery Ends in Murder

By | Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Police are searching for two masked suspects who killed Robert Wilde, 18, who was a clerk at Shirl’s, 7943 Sheridan Road, an ice cream stand down the street from us. On Sunday night they shot the manager during a robbery. Police say they entered through a back door as employees were about to close about 9:30 p.m. They demanded money. One was armed with a gun, the other with a knife. They shot the 18-year-old male clerk and the 43-year-old male manager. Then they grabbed the money and took off on foot.

Four female employees, all between 17 and 20 years old, were not hurt. Both victims were rushed to Kenosha Hospital where the 18-year-old was pronounced dead. The manager was treated and released. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information on the suspects. Police describe them as male Hispanics 5’10” to 6′ tall. One has long hair, a tan parka, blue shirt, camouflaged pants and a black mask. The other one has a red or brown parka or sweatshirt, a green shirt, tan shorts and a black mask. Police are uncertain of their ages. Shirl’s was taped off and surrounded by police cars and officers when I went to work this morning, and still taped off when I came home this afternoon, and another building, about a block south of Shirl’s on Sheridan Road (across the street from McDonalds) was also taped off with several police cars and officers around it when I came home. No word on what was going on at the second building yet though.