MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in Columbia Heights arrested a man and woman they think may be responsible for a string of business robberies.

Officers got a call about an armed robbery that happened at the Totem Superette on Friday, March 11 just after 9:30 p.m.

Police said they caught Jimmy Matthews, 34, after a short foot chase. Shelly Brown, 33, was found waiting in a car near the robbery scene. Police recovered a gun and cash. No one was injured.

Matthews, who has been previously convicted of murder and robbery, is charged with aggravated robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Brown, who police think may be the get-away driver, was charged with aggravated robbery.

Columbia Heights’ detectives are investigating along with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department to see if the two are responsible for other recent business robberies.

Comments (6)
  1. Rory says:

    You would have thought since he has already been convicted of Robbery and Murder he would have been in Jail under those charges.

    1. JamieinMN says:

      Not in Minnesota! Noooooooo we like to let offenders ROAM FREE! They deserve a second chance at life………Psssh, I wish that were totally false.

  2. Cache says:

    Matthews, who has been previously convicted of “murder” and robbery????????? How is this crumbum not in jail for life???? This bum seems to be on the Fruitloop Farnken and Aimless Klobuchar program…”Do the crime but not the time!

  3. Joey says:

    He received 12.5 years in prison for 2nd degree murder. He has some domestic disputes to cause harm or death. Typical small fees which in his case, most were waived. 2nd degree is pretty serious. 12.5 years. That isn’t at all right man. I knew someone, who wasn’t violent, get 6 years for stealing a car in Wisconsin. He deserved 6 yrs. But in MN you get twice as much for 2nd degree murder.

  4. bob says:

    Total BS, keep them locked up.

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