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Man Arrested In String Of Metro Area Robberies

Minneapolis police have arrested a man who has confessed to more than a dozen armed robberies in the metro. Robert Lee, 23, is charged with robbing the Walgreens at 46th and Hiawatha on Monday.

09/11/2014

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Robbery Spree Plagues South Minneapolis

In the past two and half weeks, a rash of robberies have plagued three south Minneapolis neighborhoods. There have been 17 robberies total, half of which happened in the early morning hours. The rest occurred after 6 p.m.

08/21/2014

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Minnesota House Advances Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill

The Minnesota House took action today to slow down a surge in smart phone thefts: requiring new smart phones to include a “kill switch.” Lawmakers say smart phone thefts make up 40 percent of the robberies in Minneapolis and St Paul, and 62% of robberies at the University of Minnesota.

05/08/2014

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Police Investigate Possible Link Between Restaurant Robberies

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.

04/18/2014

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Cops: Man, 27, Arrested In Connection To Alexandria Robberies

After a week of investigation, authorities in west-central Minnesota say they have arrested a man in connection to multiple robberies made in recent weeks.

03/21/2014

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Klobuchar Visits U Of M To Highlight ‘Kill Switch’

U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar will visit the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to discuss ways to increase student safety. There were 25 reported robberies on campus during the fall semester, many of them targeting cell phones and laptop computers.

01/21/2014

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‘U’ Student Tracks Stolen Laptop, Man Arrested

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with one of the robberies near the University of Minnesota campus. Myron Jovan Richardson-Rivers, of Crystal, is a suspect in a robbery last month. He’s currently behind held at the Hennepin County Jail.

12/24/2013

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Tech Robberies Have ‘U’ Students On Edge

University of Minnesota students have more than just finals to worry about this week. An armed robbery happened in broad daylight right near campus Wednesday on 14th Avenue Southeast and Sixth Street Southeast in Dinkytown – the latest in a string of robberies at or near the University. Police say a female student was walking to class around 9:30 a.m. when a man approached her, showed her a gun and then took her backpack. Her wallet, iPhone and iPad were all inside.

12/13/2013

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After 28 Robberies Near ‘U’ Campus, MPD Taking Action

A rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.

12/05/2013

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16-Year-Old Found Guilty In Adult Court Of Robberies, Burglaries

The Washington County Attorney’s Office announced that a 16-year-old boy, who was certified as an adult in court, has pleaded guilty in connection to a crime spree in Cottage Grove.

12/02/2013

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Police Issue Advisory After Spike In North Mpls. Robberies

Police are warning north Minneapolis residents to take precautions after a spike in robberies – 75 percent of them armed – in the precinct.

11/19/2013

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Police Eying Uptown After String Of Robberies

Police say last Friday at 34th Street West and Harriet Avenue South, a woman getting out of her car was stopped by a man who held her up and took her phone.

11/15/2013

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U Of M Stepping Up Patrols, Security After Robberies

In a letter to students and faculty, President Eric Kaler said Tuesday the school will increase patrols on and near campus, add security cameras in high traffic and public areas and enhance building security.

11/13/2013

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Police Investigating More Attacks, Robberies Near U Of M

Authorities said they’re investigating at least three more robberies involving University of Minnesota students in the overnight hours of last Thursday night and Friday morning. Police said U of M students were victims in three separate incidents.

11/04/2013

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Man Suspected In 6 Robberies Of Fast Food Restaurants

Police are investigating after a suspected six-time robber got away again Wednesday morning in Maple Grove — and they’re asking for the public’s help to find him.

10/16/2013

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