2 Arrested For Violent Uptown Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police said they arrested one man in connection with the violent robberies that have been happening in the Uptown area over the past few weeks.

Michael Boyce, 19, was taken into custody around 10:30 Wednesday morning.

He was booked at the Hennepin County Jail and remains in jail awaiting charges of aggravated robbery.

Police said he was arrested for the April 28th robbery where a man walking alone at night on 2628 Colfax Avenue South. The man was punched, knocked to the ground, and then kicked unconscious before being robbed.

Investigators believe Boyce may be tied to other violent robberies in that area and they are not releasing his mug shot yet because they don’t want to jeopardize other open investigations.

Just after 4 p.m., Minneapolis Police said they made a second arrest in the case. Joseph Frederick Tucker, 21 of Minneapolis, without incident after a vehicle he was riding in was pulled over. Tucker has been booked into the Hennepin County Jail on probable case aggravated robbery and is awaiting criminal charges.

Officers said if you have any information about the other cases you can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or text TIP674 plus your information to 274637, or go to the Crime Stoppers website.

There is a reward in the case and all tips can remain anonymous.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Mike Merker says:

    what are the odds he has a clean record?

    1. Kent says:

      About 1,000,456,987,999,346,234,000,000 To One

    2. Uptown Resident says:

      He was put under supervised release back in October of 2010 being arrested for robbery, his term was 23 months which means he was still under supervised relase when/if he committed these robberies.

      Your instinct was correct Mike.

  2. Liam gilmorasy says:

    How can you be anything but cynical here regarding race related statistics.
    If we leave emotion out of the argument and stick to science in attempting to explain observable components to nearly all of the crime in the city it’s disheartening to know you’re going to walk away blaming a clash of cultures.
    As it is it cannot in all fairness be considered racist when you begin to act cautiously or even in defensive manner around certain racial types.
    We are asked by the local officials to act with caution but what exactly does that mean?
    These huge and costly social experiments have been complete and utter failures.
    Robbing a guy is one thing. Beating the he-l out of him is about something entirely different.
    And that is what the news does NOT talk about.

    1. Chuck says:

      Good observaton and comment… hard to ignore the obvious.

    2. markH says:

      You have presented a very well-reasoned and rational argument. Unfortunately there is a very fine line between being a realist and being accused of racism. It is one we all walk at our own peril. Peace.

      1. NRA Member and red skinned says:

        Ditto to mark’s comments.
        I am prone to opening my mouth and stating the obvious. Often that gets me the “R” tag. Okay – I can love with that.
        for the record I also am a Native American. We also have our fair share of “issue” folk. As does all races. Things that can be factually backed up are not racist. Hiding behind that only means you are unwilling to accept the problems.
        Shame on anyone who has to hide IMO …. truth is truth

  3. life sentence says:

    1,000,000:1 on both questions

  4. Lee says:

    There’s a level of violence, hatred and cruelty among certain segements of our society that’s typically only observed among prisoners or in warfare.

  5. Chris says:

    They should knock him down and kick him in the head…

    Or maybe he has been that is why he does this: brain damage!

  6. Ms Ruth says:

    Save me a nickel…….

  7. northside mpls says:

    Why are we even talking about “race”. Where in this article is “race” even mentioned?

    1. Alleged Neighborhood Minority says:

      WOW! Talk about jumping to a “racist” conclusion. Thank you Dale for generalizing my neighborhood so incorrectly. Get a clue…

      1. mpls sux says:

        Well ya certainly don’t hear about “white boys” jumping people and robbing them.

    2. mike says:

      The cops have not concealed the fact that the suspects in these cases were reported to be men of color. Also LOL at your assumptions about his neighborhood.

  8. Lock em up says:

    27-JV-08-15133 Boyce, Micheal Alex Dean
    04/01/1992 12/24/2008
    – Hennepin Juvenile Delinquency Felony (Age 16 and Older)
    Closed Burglary-1st Deg-Dwelling-Occupied-Non-Accomplice Present
    Assault-5th Degree-Fear of Bodily Harm or Death
    27-JV-09-12998 Boyce, Micheal Alex Dean
    04/01/1992 12/02/2009
    – Hennepin Juvenile
    Leung, Tony N. Delinquency Felony (Age 16 and Older)
    Under Court Jurisdiction Possess Pistol/Assault Weapon-Conviction or Ajudicated Delinquent for Crime of Violence
    27-JV-09-13089 Boyce, Micheal Alex Dean
    04/01/1992 12/04/2009
    – Hennepin Juvenile
    Leung, Tony N. Delinquency Felony (Age 16 and Older)
    Closed Simple Robbery
    27-CR-10-50364 Boyce, Micheal Alex Dean
    04/01/1992 10/28/2010
    Hennepin Criminal/Traffic/Petty Downtown
    Leung, Tony N. Crim/Traf Mandatory
    Closed Simple Robbery

    1. Chris says:

      Wow… a real boyscout!

      Looks like a candidate for 3 strikes and you are out!!!

      Some of these fools have no future and are a danger to society…

      Lock him up with his boyfriends and throw away the key already.

    2. Stew says:

      what a waste of oxygen…………..and a coward – attacking from behind

  9. Kirk Foster says:

    Drew and Chowen and 41st & 42nd

  10. Kirk Foster says:

    u guys are real morons!!!first of all we dont have the 3 strikes rule…2nd of all 37th n stevens isnt even that bad of a neighborhood i happen 2 be white and very educated and i live a short distance from there!!!3rd of all what does his race have 2 do with it…finally i happen 2 know that he is white for your info!!!

    1. Chris says:

      Wow… Thanks for the info…

      Sure seams like we should have a 3 strikes rule just for cases like this!

    2. eastside_evil says:

      If you were educated, you’d be able to spell.

      Sorry, no dice. I don’t believe you.

    3. Capt. Kirk says:

      why don’t you take those exclamation mark and deposit them somewhere. Yeah – you seem real educated

      1. u shouln't talk captain says:

        This coming from somebody who just said “those exclamations mark”. LOL

        1. JamesT says:

          ummm – sorry for the typo Kirk!!!!!!!!

    4. RedTipped says:

      He wasn’t real smooth when it comes to the way he posted but I suspect he’s a bit upset with the assumptions and fact he resides nearby.
      That said – I do too. I don’t know this chap, don’t desire to other than maybe to put some lead inside him, that stated I don’t know his race either.
      Trash comes in all kinds of flavors and colors >>>> but we all know that if we are being honest. If not maybe for some it in fact is an automatic assumption of race…and I guess that would be racist of a sort too.
      BTW – I’m all white meat. 😉

    5. st paul says:

      37th and Stevens? A good neighborhood?

      YEAH. Please…….. That is so lovely over there – I can’t tell you how much I am so envious of the home-owners in that area…

      Lets see, oh yes, it was just about 3-4 years ago the two kids, one kid went over to the “friends house” behind stevens, and shot and killed him, and his mother…
      yeah, thats how great that area is.

  11. Uptown Resident says:

    He actually lives on the 3100 block of Grand Avenue South with his 50 year old mother, the house he was arrested at was not his home.

  12. Frank says:

    I WAS ATTACKED LAST FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER WORK COMEING OUT OF THE ALLEY NE MINNEAPOLIS CAR PULLED UP AND HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR i KEPT WALKING TO THE HOUSE HE GRABBED ME WHILE THE OTHER GUY WAS IN THE CAR AND PUNCHED ME BROKE MY NOSE AND WANTED MY MONEY i SAID I HAD NONE AND HE PUNCHED ME TWICE IN THE EYE MAN i WAS FULL OF BLOOD. i got LIKE I PANICKED HE HAD A SWEATSHIRT ON I PULLED IT OVER HIS HEAD AND GOT TO THE HOUSE AND CALLED THE COPS. SO I HOPE THEY PUT THE TWO PUNKS IN A CELL AND LET THEM GET BEAT TO DEATH.

  13. tea is nasty says:

    Just think, if we all had guns, there would be a lot of dead bodies right now.

  14. Doug says:

    Maybe he should try it at 2712 fremont, he might like the challenge there, LOL

  15. Jim the Racist says:

    Coons

  16. Todd says:

    There are two type of people in the world, a**h***** and non-as*h*****. I know people of both types that are black, white, gay, etc. It is human nature that there are both types.

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