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Minneapolis Uptown Residents Concerned About Attacks

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By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There have been four violent robberies in the Uptown area of Minneapolis in recent days

Several residents said Wednesday they are taking more precautions.

“I walk around Uptown all the time and this is the first time that I felt I could not walk alone,” said a female shopkeeper.

All the victims have been male.

“You know, I think these things happen every summer so it’s just part of living in the city,” said one young male who frequents the neighborhood.

The attackers struck again Tuesday night in the 2500 block of Pillsbury Avenue South. The victim was a 61-year-old former marine who had a gun. He fired the weapon at least three times and two Hispanic males ran. One was heavier and the other thinner. Police say the attacks may be related.

Meanwhile, people are on guard.

“I carry a knife with me most of the time just because I don’t like guns,” said one young man who visits the area often and has not been frightened away.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Minneapolis police.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

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