The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert after someone was assaulted and robbed by three men near the West Bank campus Thursday night. According to University officials, someone not affiliated with the U of M was walking near the intersection of Riverside Avenue and 20th Avenue South at about 8:30 p.m. when three men approached the victim from behind.
As students head into finals week, University of Minnesota police are looking into the first on campus robbery of the semester.
The suspect in a kidnapping case was arrested in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, April 17 after attempting to evade police officers. Jesus Ramirez, 31, is charged with four counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated robbery in the first degree.
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.
A St. Paul teen was sentenced Wednesday to more than 23 years in prison for the shooting death of a West St. Paul man in January of 2013, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. Donovan Michael Diego, 19, was convicted of second-degree intentional murder in connection with the death of 31-year-old David-Reyes-Galvan on January 11, 2013. Diego, who was 16 at the time of the crime, were indicted by a Dakota County grand jury last October alongside Cristino Andres Rosario and Malik Jamal Alize Farmer.
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.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects involved in an armed robbery at a gas station. At approximately 5:54 a.m. Friday, NBDPS responded to a report of a robbery involving a firearm at a gas station at Silver Lake Road and West County Road E, according to the NBDPS Facebook page.
Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help to find three men who could be linked to several armed robberies of sandwich restaurants.
Authorities are looking for a suspect in northwestern Minnesota after a man was seen on surveillance throwing a brick into a business and committing a robbery, according to police. Alexandria Police said the incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the AllStop on the 600 block of South McKay.
Police say cell phones and other mobile devices are being stolen more often, but a violent robbery involving an 8-year-old boy had some people shaking their heads and a Minneapolis man leaping to action.
Two men were charged Tuesday after police say they beat and robbed a man in the locker room of a Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.
An armed robber is on the loose after tying up an employee and a customer at an Alexandria video store Monday night, according to Alexandria Police. The incident happened at Premiere Video at approximately 10 p.m., when a man with a black handgun forced an employee to give him an undetermined amount of money from the store’s cash register and safe.
Eden Prairie Police are investigating after two victims were assaulted and robbed about an hour apart. In the first incident, officers responded to a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Sunday to the Life Time Fitness at 6233 Baker Road.
Minneapolis Police say they have arrested a man suspected in a number of purse snatchings in the Camden neighborhood committed last month. On Feb. 19, police released surveillance photos of a man they said grabbed purses from two women in north Minneapolis.