Reward Offered For Info. In Alexandria Home Invasion

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are hoping a $2,500 reward will help them find a man accused of assaulting an 85-year-old in his home earlier this month.

Officials say shortly after 1 a.m. on Feb. 1, 85-year-old Robert Nelson woke up to a man with a handgun inside his home, in the midst of a robbery.

Police say the man assaulted Nelson, who suffered cuts to his face that required hospitalization.

The suspected robber was dressed in dark clothing and a ski mask. Police believe he wasn’t acting alone.

Nelson’s home is located on Latoka Drive, just west of County Road 45.

The suspect stole Nelson’s high school class ring — a 1943 gold ring with a large “L” from Lynd High School, with the initials “R.N.”

The robber also stole a red, plastic Folgers coffee container full of coins.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 320-762-8151.

  • Kevin

    Welcome to America….may I take your order please……

  • ugh

    Ah now the bigots come out of the wood work.

    • Whitey

      The bigots are correct.. How else would you explain it?

  • Pass the Castle Doctrine

    Another reason I own guns and my wife and I are trained to use them. There are many out there who want to take what you have. If they do that in my house they will be leaving with some extra metal in their body.

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