HASTINGS, Minn. (WCCO) — A man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place on Thursday at a Hastings hotel.

William Joseph Boldt, 38, was arrested just after midnight on Sunday in St. Paul.

According to Hastings Police, shortly before 2 a.m. on Thursday, two men armed with handguns entered the AmericInn Hotel in Hastings. The men robbed the hotel of a small amount of money and duct taped the night clerk before fleeing.

Police said the clerk was able to free herself to call 911.

Boldt is being held in the Dakota County Jail pending formal charges of aggravated robbery. He was also wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections as a fugitive from supervised released.

Hastings Police said two other persons of interest have been identified and are being sought for questioning.

Comments (11)
  1. Harry says:

    Back to prison for you bucko. You can add to your collection of Tats.

  2. Mike g says:

    looks like maybe he resisted a bit. I hope the cops got to do the damage to his ugly face. back to prison scum! hopefully no release this time.

  3. stupided says:

    any idiot who decides to rob a place with that many “facial identifiers” needs to be thrown in the klinker and locked up!

  4. sick of this says:

    per public records this name already has SEVEN FELONY CONVICTIONS but he’s still out running around committing crimes? In California he would of been in jail for life after three felonies…but now after committing seven, he is still out running around and committing more. Wow our system does NOT work for criminal justice. If you want to verify his record check mncriminals (dot) com

    1. Sicker than you of this says:

      14 Felonies……. Wow and this guy is out cruising around. Throw the key away.

  5. mark from mntaxwaste.com says:

    If you do a crime in Minnesota, wow do you have it made, even on your 5th one. What a joke our State’s legal system is.

  6. what a joke says:

    hey give the guy a break – he cant be all bad – he’s a Twins fan (see right side of head tattoo) 😉

  7. nickman says:

    Good idea in the cheek and neck tatts. No one will remember those while picking you out of a lineup.

  8. Brent says:

    Tie him to a piano on a railroad track and sell tickets to watch.

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