MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Columbia Heights Police are looking for a man who robbed a Jimmy John’s Thursday night.

Police said a man entered the store located at 4955 Central Ave. just after 10 p.m. He had a large silver revolver with a wooden handle and demanded money from the store’s safe.

The man is described as a 30- to 40-year-old black man, about 5-feet-8-inches tall with a stocky build and dark brown eyes. He was wearing a black knit stocking hat, a red and black jacket with a black hood and dark blue jeans. He also had a rainbow colored scarf over his face and black gloves. The only visible skin was around his eyes, and witnesses say he had very visible freckles on his nose.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbia Heights Police Department at (763) 427-1212.

Comments (12)
  1. Terry says:

    These fast food restaurants are sure an easy target………hope they catch him…I live in the area and will be looking for ” freckles”. Scary re/ the gun.

  2. Liam says:

    What in God’s name are we expected to think or imagine when one reads the descriptions of criminals in the news media?
    The descriptions are nearly always consistent.
    The news media is in a real quandary.
    We do not want to stereotype any particular group of people yet if one is a shop keeper and anyone relatively matching the descritption in the article enters how can you possibly expect the hair on the back of your neck NOT to rise.
    Profiling only deals with statistics (hopefully) not superstition or blatant hatred (still hopefully).
    I would enjoy hearing what other readers might view as a remedy to the growing crime rates in this once very safe city.
    But leave anger or emotion out of your answer. Try to stick to science not crazed irrational anger.
    I am almost comforted when I read of caucasians or asians committing violent crimes.
    Like anyone else with a conscious I too hate stereotypes.

  3. Jimmie John says:

    The Suspect made a freaky fast getaway and will probably not be caught!

  4. RaWg says:

    More lay offs = more crime’s this is the new norm since the Bush years.

    1. Allah says:

      Good point RaWg….i just bet this black robber listened to TALK100 radio…..and I am sure that he sat at home drinking his malt….watching Fox News…. I am sure that he has both Bush and Palin as Facebook friends…you know he has a “Rush is Right” bumper sticker….the evil right wing media persuaded him to rob that “sam which” shop……its only the new norm until more people carry and conceal….then dead black robbers at “sam which” shops become the norm since the Obama years….

  5. Come on now says:

    Liam, you are racist. “Comforted when I read of caucasians or asians committing violent crimes.”? Why do you think we hear a disproportionate number of blacks committing these types of crimes?

    1. ReeReeality says:

      “Why do you think we hear a disproportionate number of blacks committing these types of crimes?”

      I don’t know…. because they are the ones COMMITTING CRIMES

  6. Sandy says:

    Liam, they gave a description, would it be better if they said non-white? It is what it is and this is not an angry response, it is a real response.

  7. tiredandretired says:

    Some people will go to great lengths for the sandwich of their choice.

  8. Wesley Yelsew says:

    Sounds like the Unions hired this guy to intimidate the Jimmy Johns franchise owner. Force the Obama communist union on little mush brain order takers making $6/hour while the union bosses take 30% of the employees pay.