Armed Robbery At St. Paul Convenience Store

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Police in St. Paul are looking into another armed robbery, just days after a fast food restaurant was similarly held up.

On Wednesday night, a Super USA convenience store on 97 Annapolis St. was held up by a man wearing a dark blue puffy jacket and a blue face mask.

An employee told the man he could not wear the face mask inside the store and the man pulled out a gun, shot it once and demanded money.

Authorities said the gunman fired off two more  rounds in the store after the employee hesitated for a moment. He left the store with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was struck by the bullets.

The robber is described as a man approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 wearing a large blue puffy hooded jacket with a small red emblem on the front left side, a blue face mask, gloves, jeans, black boots and white socks.

Earlier this week, a Taco Bell on the east side was held up in similar fashion.

Police aren’t sure if the two armed robberies are related at this point.

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  • stpaulresident

    Thanks for the descriptive reporting. Now I know not to buy gas on the west side or eat fast food on the east side of St Paul.

    Come on, we need neighborhood level reporting. Not blatant scare tactics.

  • westsider

    …Super USA is not a gas station it is a convience store. So much for accurate reporting

  • Joe

    I’m glad no one was hurt. The clerks there are always very friendly!

  • Kang Chu Yang Heu

    Can we get a better description of the robber?

  • Billy

    Face masks should be outlawed in public.

    • Kang Chu Yang Heu

      Totally agree!

  • Matt

    westsider pretty funny you say that & that the article calls it a convenience store and not a gas station, vey observant on you behalf…

    • westsider

      They called it a gas station first…they have updated the article and apparently took note of my comment…your bad.

  • Jenn

    It states that it is a convenience store, not a gas station. If you know the West Side at all you know where this is.

  • Fed Up

    Be on the lookout for all males about 5’7″ to 5’9″ tall with eyes and lips. Maybe the police should set up roadblocks and checkpoints..

  • Shane G

    Allowing guns for clerks would solve the problem.

  • JM

    If ski masks are outlawed, then only outlaws will have ski masks ! : )
    To get a good I.D. caps and hats might need to be outlawed too.
    Dang, he was wearing a coat and long pants.

  • Filer My Comment

    3 words….conceal and carry…..

    • OOPs

      OOPs….should read FILTER My Comment

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