Police say last Friday, on a day when 145,000 people entered the gates of the Minnesota State Fair, a small group of armed robbers was among them. State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer calls it a bold crime, considering the huge police presence.
The chilling kidnapping and robbery of a young woman in Minneapolis was captured on high-definition surveillance cameras. It happened early last Tuesday morning in south Minneapolis. In the video, you can see a woman walking with two of the suspects down Lyndale Avenue. Look closely, and you can see she is in a headlock.
Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect in an attempted armed robbery of a business on July 26. Authorities said on that day, a man walked into a gas station on the 2600 block of Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis with a mask on and displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun.
University of Minnesota Police says two research assistants were robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday on the West Bank campus. The robbery happened just before 2 a.m. just north of Mondale and Willey halls. The victims say two suspects approached them and one showed a gun.
Police say one man has been arrested in Georgia in connection with a July 21 robbery of a Roseville pawn shop, while another is still at-large. Roseville Police said Marvin Lee Spencer, 24, was arrested without incident Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal’s Office at a hotel in Doraville, Ga.
Northfield Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man during an armed robbery early Tuesday morning. Police responded to reports of shots fired at about 12:15 a.m. in the area of Highway 3 and 3rd Street West.
Police are looking for a suspect after a convenience store was held up at gunpoint Saturday morning, but the store owner also took his own action. Minneapolis Police responded to a report of an armed robbery just before 9 a.m. at the Handy Stop on the 2600 block of West Broadway Avenue.
A 19-year-old man is in custody after authorities in western Wisconsin arrested him Wednesday in connection to a bank robbery. The robbery happened just after noon at Sterling Bank in Rice Lake, Wis., the local police department said. A suspect entered the bank, showed a gun, and got an undisclosed amount of money before running off.
Two people were robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus early Tuesday morning. Minneapolis Police say the crime occurred at about 2:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Hard Times Café at 1821 Riverside Ave.
A 46-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a failed jewelry store armed robbery where the suspect shot and killed himself, Woodbury authorities announced Sunday.
Officials in central Minnesota are asking for information about an armed robbery Friday in Santiago Township. Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott says a man with a handgun walked into the Santiago Country Store on 2080 165th Ave. Southeast.
Two armed men armed men allegedly robbed an Old Country Buffet in Richfield, Minn. around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Officials said the two men entered the restaurant, located on East 66th Street, and held numerous employees at gun point. They were able to leave with a undisclosed amount of money from the restaurant’s safe.
The Sauk Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help after a 16-year-old boy was robbed and punched early Sunday afternoon. Police say at 6 p.m. the teen victim was walking along the street near 6th Avenue North and 7th Street North in Sauk Rapids when two cars stopped beside him.
The FBI and Brooklyn Park Police are looking for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank by gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Police say a man with a black handgun walked into the bank located on 7600 Broadway Ave. at 1:30 p.m. and ordered everyone to get on the ground. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled westbound on 76th Avenue in a gray or silver GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade.
New Hope Police are investigating an armed robbery at a restaurant Friday morning. The robbery occurred at the Pizza Hut at 7500 Bass Lake Road at 10 a.m., when two suspects entered the restaurant and showed an employee a dark-colored handgun. The men then tied up a female employee, who was able to call police after they left. She was not injured during the robbery.