MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minneapolis man will serve six years in prison in connection with the May robbery and assault of a 61-year-old man in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

Michael Alex Dean Boyce was charged May 20 with robbery and assault in one of the six violent robbery cases that plagued that area of Minneapolis.

Just before 10 p.m. on May 10, a 61-year-old man was attacked by two men in the 2500 block of Pillsbury Avenue just after he got out of his car, according to a criminal complaint. The victim was beaten on his face and head and got fractures on his face and nose. Boyce and the other man then took his wallet, the complaint states.

Boyce was sentenced on a felony first-degree robbery charge and had charges for third-degree assault dismissed. He will serve his time in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.

Comments (9)
  1. Jake says:

    Wasn’t enough time, especially if he had a long rap sheet, which ‘cco apparently couldn’t find (so much for serving the public). This guy was probably a career criminal, and deserved at least TWICE the time, and not in St. Cloud, but STILLWATER.

    1. Spend away says:

      6 years is a long time with no murder involved. Whre’s this money coming from?

      1. The Architect says:

        Yeah, I’m sure this guy just had a brief lapse in judgement and is really a pretty good guy who just needs a second chance to do the right thing.

        Is that what you’re suggesting?

  2. wakeupmpls says:

    Wow, pretty far from “Uptown”. Maybe WCCo needs a GPS/

  3. Deborah says:

    A man received 3 years in prison for sexual assualting little girls at a daycare. Sentencing is way too LIGHT for these creeps. Who in the hell decides the prison time for these horrible crimes in Minnesota? It is not enough. Bring the Death Penalty to Minnesota, and it might just cure some of these potential criminals.

    1. Save the children and win valuable prizes says:

      Let go. It’s not always about you and your kids.

      1. The Architect says:

        I agree with Deborah. This man should be made to forfeit his life for his crimes.

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