MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police are looking for a several suspects who they believe were involved in at least five robberies over the past week in the Corcoran neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Authorities said five incidents have been reported since Feb. 23 in the area between East Lake Street and 32nd Street and 19th Avenue South and Hiawatha Avenue. Police said the incidents happened between 6 and 11:10 p.m, and three occurred on the same day.
At 8:14 p.m. on Feb. 23, police said a man walked past three suspects on East 31st Street and 19th Avenue South. The suspects pushed the man down to the ground, punched him in the face and took his wallet.
At about 6 p.m. Monday, police said four suspects surrounded a man who was confined to a wheelchair near the light rail station on Lake Street. One of the suspects stole the victim’s coin purse and bank card from a side pouch.
At about 10:40 p.m. that night, a man was standing at the bus stop near East Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue when two suspects asked to use his cell phone. The two men then took the victim’s phone and fled the scene, according to police.
Shortly after, police said two suspects approached a man on Lake Street and 22nd Avenue South and asked him for bus fare. One of the suspects tried to steal money from the victim, but the victim held onto the money after being knocked to the ground and punched. The suspects eventually fled the scene.
Lastly at about 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday, four suspects approached a man at the Lake Street light rail station, threatened to hit him with a broken bottle and punched him.
Police said the suspect description varies. They are all males who range from 16 to 30 years old, about 5 feet, 6 inches to 6 feet, 3 inches tall and in groups of two, three or four. One of the men could have a moustache, and the first four cases describe the suspects as light-skinned black males.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Minneapolis Police.