Bloomington Police Report 2 Similar Robberies

EDINA, Minn. (WCCO) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man accused of an armed robbery in the Southdale parking lot.

Police say a black man, about 40 years old and approximately 5-foot-10, 200 pounds allegedly robbed a woman with a handgun around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities describe the suspect as clean shaven, wearing a dark Claiborne jacket, fedora-style hat and sunglasses. He was believed to be driving a dark, four-door sedan with Xenon lights, possibly a Honda or Acura.

southdale suspect vehicle Reward Offered For Information On Southdale Robber

(credit: Edina Police)

Bloomington Police say they’ve had reports of two similar robberies to the one described at Southdale. According to police, a man with a similar description and similar vehicle, robbed two women in the city this week.

The first occurred around 8 p.m. Monday as a woman was leaving Lunds near Normandale and 98th Street. She said she noticed a car following her as she drove home and stopped to get the mail. She was then approached by a man with a black pistol, matching the description of the Southdale incident except that he also had a white bandage on his nose.

The man demanded the woman’s purse and her PIN numbers and told the woman not to call police or he would come back and kill her.

He then took her purse and fled the scene. The purse was later recovered.

Then, before 6 a.m. Thursday, another similar incident occurred as a woman was pulling into a parking lot at the Caribou on Old Shakopee Road and France Avenue. After getting coffee and returning to her vehicle, the woman was approached by a man with a pistol who demanded her purse.

A slight struggle ensued and the victim called for help. At that point, the man kicked the woman to the ground, grabbed her purse and fled in a vehicle.

If you have any information regarding these incidents, contact Lt. Mike Nibbe at (952) 826-1600. Your identity may remain confidential.

Comments (22)
  1. See BS says:

    He looks like the Grinch that stole Christmas

  2. Stan says:

    Check out the Rehd Lobstah in GV! Bet you will find him there.

  3. brent says:

    I think that’s Biggie!

    1. jackactionhero says:

      Dang. You beat me to it.

      Notorious B.I.G. is back!

  4. me says:

    This is why you cannot carry anything on you anymore…no purse…no money….no phones…no nothing except you…and yourself. if you need money to grab a bit to eat…oh well… if you need to make a phone call…well maybe they should install payphones or something again. you need to come your hair??? put a comb in your pants pocket like we did in highschool. They can’t rob you, if you don’t have anything to rob. If any one tried to rob me…all they would get is a bag full of tampons and maxipads..I stopped carrying things a long time ago after a friend was mugged on 3 different occasions.

    1. me says:

      Ok, well I see I didn’t watch what keys my fingers were hitting when I typed this. So please forgive the typos. I’m not going to retype for the sake of fixing my mistakes 🙂

    2. me too says:

      I do the same thing. Comb in pocket and keys and wallet in jacket pocket. I learned the hard way living on the Eastside of St. Paul.

  5. Andrew says:

    “A slight struggle ensued and the victim called for help. At that point, the man kicked the woman to the ground, grabbed her purse and fled in a vehicle.”
    This lady is lucky she wasn’t shot dead – what an idiot. Don’t try to be a hero, it’s only money and a purse. These things can be replaced, but your family can’t replace you when you’re dead.

    1. just sayin says:

      Nah, basically it means that he doesn’t have any bullets.
      And the right person is gonna whoop his ass. Also seems he is going after women because he is a puzzy.

      1. A. Senser says:

        He dare not come after me ….. my 4 wheels are bigger than his puny set.
        And I will assure you – I show NO mercy !
        Guess you already know that huh

  6. Spanky says:

    Cmon ladies – get sum ballz and start packin’. Would be fun and eggzellent to see a lady blow some brain matter across the brick wall, for sure

    1. IamAmy says:

      packin’ my black suv and tooling around the parking lots
      looking for a perp to do and take him out
      love my game and take no blame for anyone in my way

      oh I am a reckless, mean and nasty ol’ woman
      but my hubby’s a former purple villian
      so I be all good
      and walkin ’round my ‘hood with a smile on my face

      1. Christi R-H says:

        do you accept paypal?
        I detest my imprisoned sob hubby and would like some help on ……..

  7. Murph says:

    One of the 1%,the politicians just can’t shovel it fast enough for this billionaire.It will only get worse if we don’t cave in and let the GOP make slaves of us all…all but that 1% anyway!

    1. goofball says:

      Have you been in jail or the nut house Murph? A little slow on the comments lately.

  8. jean says:

    Here’s a thought…ALL you folks keep an eye pealed for this guy $5,000 could be nice for Christmas well as the man in black. REWARD crazy… I’D the MEN > Car and call 911

  9. Joyce says:

    Windage, elevation and trigger pull. Make sure you double tap. Problem solved.

    1. Dave says:

      Windage, elevation and trigger pull? What, are you going to take sniper shots at every black person wearing a fedora at three hundred yards? And what’s with the double tap? I’d give you a cookie if you could find your piece at the bottom of your purse quick enough to pull the trigger, let alone advert this situation with a weapon. I’m not knocking CCW, I carry but it’s still tough even within 7 feet, and I’m military trained!

  10. Deep Thinker says:

    So what WCCO is telling us is that a black man is terrorizing women by robbing them. I don’t believe it…..WCCO is racist….this would never happen…Just because he’s black & steals from women doesn’t mean he’s a criminal… maybe he’s just taking things back that were first taken from him? Or then again maybe he is a dirtbag & deserves to be shot for attacking women……

  11. iseedumbpeople says:

    It would be nice to know where it happened in the Southdale parking lot. That place is huge, and the side with JC Penney on it seems like the creepiest parking lot area.

  12. Deep Thinker says:

    Ok so the picture is pretty darn clear, obviously there are people out there that know who this is…..nice culture you got going there…..harboring a thug that attacks women….like I said, nice culture you should all be so proud

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