MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man accused of using a machete in a string of Target store robberies has been charged in Ramsey County Court.

Thirty-two-year-old Abdikadir Ayanle Ali was charged on Tuesday with four counts of first-degree aggravated robbery.

(credit: Ramsey County Jail)

According to the criminal complaint, the Minneapolis man used a machete to remove security straps from thousands of dollars of merchandise at Target stores throughout St. Paul.

Surveillance video from the various thefts helped authorities identify and arrest Ali.

According to the criminal complaint, Ali confessed that he had “hit” the Midway Target at least ten times, in addition to the Targets in Highland, the Midway Walmart, a TJ Maxx, and others.

Ali went on to tell police that he stole the machete from Walmart with the intention to “intimidate” anyone who confronted him.

The 32-year-old blamed the thefts on his addiction to methamphetamine, adding that he stole to support his habit, the complaint said.

Comments (8)
  1. another muslim attack. send him back to the middle east and let him rot with isis girl

    1. It is a meth attack, not Muslim. There is no need to blame religion.

      1. CTTV15@Hotmail.com says:

        A religion? If only it were that simple..

        This BEHAVIOR is reflective of the tenants of a 1,400 barbaric political ideology, masquerading as a ‘religion’, while endlessly engaging in this sort of anti-humanity / anti-civilization – behavior throughout history..

        You may as well attempt to enter parts of Alaska, and try to give a 1,300 Lb Grizzly Bear a great big hug, just because YOU watched Yogi Bear cartoons as a child.

        Please show me any place on the entire planet, where this “group hug” approach to this multi-cultural embrace has worked. ANYWHERE! ..Start with Sweden, the rest of Western Europe, The UK, Indonesia, Australia, and Canada and the United States as well.

        Please one me one place, where this group of zealots are not doing exactly what this throwback has been doing here with his machete..and HE V. …and getting away with it as their “normal” and per usual treatment of anyone but themselves.. How many Christian Churches or Synagogues are there in Somalia as an example?

        Additionally, any “RELIGION” on earth, you can leave any time you want, and there is no problem. Try leaving any “CULT”, as this thing is, and see what happens..

        Good luck with your hug approach..

  2. Russ Letson says:

    islam is not a religion

  3. cevanna says:

    burnthemarx I see you have people still in denial maybe if it was one of their children getting hit with a machete or thrown from buildings they would “think” differently keep bringing in people from warring nations and expect peace? get your head out of your hole

  4. Anton Savarese says:

    A religion? If only it were that simple..

    This BEHAVIOR is reflective of the tenants of a 1,400 barbaric political ideology, masquerading as a ‘religion’, while endlessly engaging in this sort of anti-humanity / anti-civilization – behavior throughout history..

    You may as well attempt to enter parts of Alaska, and try to give a 1,300 Lb Grizzly Bear a great big hug, just because YOU watched Yogi Bear cartoons as a child.

    Please show me any place on the entire planet, where this “group hug” approach to this multi-cultural embrace has worked. ANYWHERE! ..Start with Sweden, the rest of Western Europe, The UK, Indonesia, Australia, and Canada and the United States as well.

    Please one me one place, where this group of zealots are not doing exactly what this throwback has been doing here with his machete..and SADLY, HE IS NOT ALONE HERE IN MINNESOTA. …and getting away with it as their “normal” and per usual treatment of anyone but themselves.. How many Christian Churches or Synagogues are there in Somalia as an example?

    Additionally, any “RELIGION” on earth, you can leave any time you want, and there is no problem. Try leaving any “CULT”, as this thing is, and see what happens..

    Good luck with your hug approach..

  5. Anton Savarese says:

    PS… The never ending chain of excuses is, mental illness, drugs, revenge for this or that, or, my dog offends he or she, and on and on and on..

    These people seem to want never ending revenge for being born..

    How about the 100 Somali’s (gang members) who rampaged and brawled throughout Valley Fair last September 24th? (Valley Scare) on “Law Enforcement Appreciation day/evening”.. ..smashing displays – pushing people over and aside (including my grandchildren and daughter, and son-in-law)

    It took 6 police departments – MN State Troopers – a Police Helicopter, 1.5 hours to evacuate 15,000 people from the park..

    “Religion” of “Peace”?

    I could give 50 more examples just in the past 5 years here in Minnesota..