COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested for an attempted armed robbery of an Aldi Foods and three other armed robberies in the last four weeks, according to police.

Officers say Peder Walter Bruvold, who currently does not have a permanent address, allegedly tried to rob the Aldi Foods on 8800 Springbrook Dr. in Coon Rapids.

An employee told police that as he arrived for work, he was approached by Bruvold who was wielding a knife and demanding money.

The employee did not comply with his demands, took off running and called 911. Bruvold took off running in the other direction, towards a nearby industrial park.

The employee gave police a description of Bruvold, who was spotted a short while later on foot, several blocks from the scene.

Bruvold admitted to the attempted robbery and told police he also committed three other armed robberies within the last four weeks — which had previously led police to issue a crime alert.

Bruvold is being held at the Anoka County Jail, pending criminal charges.

Comments (7)
  1. Bruiser says:

    well – gotta give him some credit has the perp ‘fessed to 3 others also.
    So instead of just 50 years I’d be fine with only 49

  2. Kayla says:

    Peder is a great guy, feel sorry for him. never saw it coming. He had to of hit rock bottom in order to do this. Miss ya peder 🙂

    1. Derek says:

      I worked with Peder along with Kayla. Peder was the most stand up guy i have met. no idea what happened to make him stoop to this level. and i dont know who AJ is, but your a douchbag. Peder was awesome! Hopefully we see eachother again someday.

  3. J and J says:

    We have to agree with Kayla (above). It’s so tough trying to reconcile the Peder we knew with the person in the news reports. It is shame that perhaps liquor clouded Peder’s thinking…and the bright, thoughtful, nice, helpful Peder we know will end up in prison for years. It’s just sad. Very sad. Obviously no one wants to be on the ‘wrong end’ of a knife (which must be terrifying, to say the least) and we are very thankful there were no physical injuries to the victims. Peder…we care about you.

  4. AJ says:

    The guy is an idiot. I used to work with him. Not playing with a full deck – obviously.

    1. Derek says:

      peder was a great guy. your an idiot

  5. jp says:

    Peder my heart breaks for what you did. I can’t belive its still its not real to me. I support you and will always. I don’t agree with what you did thats not the peder I know and love the peder I know was always there for me and the kids helping us out no matter what. I wish you would have came to me before you did what you did. My heart hurts for the people on the otherside of the counter I could say I am sorry and I am but that will never be enough to make there pain go away. God be with you and all the people who you involved. Always know I love you and you I am with you all the way.

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