CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) – A woman fled on foot after she was confronted by a man with a gun demanding her purse on Thursday at a Chaska car wash, authorities said.

The incident happened at about 3 p.m. at the Peterson Car Wash on the corner of Crosstown Boulevard and Parallel Street.

The woman was confronted by a man who was displaying a handgun and demanded her purse. The victim fled from the scene, and the suspect ran off in the opposite direction, police said. He was last seen running between two apartment buildings on Crosstown Boulevard.

The suspect did not obtain any property from the victim, the victim was not injured in the incident and no shots were fired, police said.

A witness at the scene called 911 to alert police. Authorities followed with a search for the suspect, who remains at large.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall with a medium to heavy build. He was wearing a black hat and a shirt with red, white, gray and black horizontal stripes and plaid shorts.

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the man’s arrest. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Chaska Police at (952) 448-4200.

Comments (8)
  1. Boltupright says:

    At least he is dressed to ensure a low profile.

  2. George says:

    Judging by the photo, the robber looks just like a Glock 19. I will check and see if my Glock 19 is responsible. One never knows with guns. Once they decide to commit a crime there’s no stopping them.

  3. please says:

    anyone say that here? I don’t see it said – and I have to confess when I read dark skinned black man I do assume this to be someone of Afro-American type.

    Maybe it should have just read “dark skinned black male” decided to attempt to simply rob someone ! Oh wait – that IS what it said.

    If he was looking to feed a dope habit or feed a family don’t matter. He was attempting to fricken ROB a female. ENOUGH SAID

  4. Well --- mmmmmm says:

    Maybe this is the whys of so much in way of comments being made? Loads of this occuring all the time, maybe not on a grand of a scale ……. just sayin’

  5. Blame Whitey says:

    Chaska has Coons????

  6. fred says:

    wow….they actually gave a description of a perp that isn`t white….and a fairly good one at that

  7. Paul Soliger says:

    Worthless Crime Apes..Welfare magnets..

  8. just sayin says:

    I think it’s hilarious that liberals wanted to ban news stations from even giving descriptions of these criminals because it was racist.


    Black people…

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