MPD Investigates Saturday morning Robbery thought to be linked to other robberies in the area.
The walk bridge over I35W, in the area of 5th St SE/9th Ave SE (1/23/16 @ 1:45 am)
• Suspects were described as black males, ages 20 to 25 years old. One suspect was wearing black jacket and a black “beanie” hat. Second suspect was described as possibly wearing a red jacket. Victim had a gun aimed at him and he was robbed. Victim directed to walk east off the bridge as the suspects ran west.
Over the past 3 days, 3 aggravated robberies occurred in the Southeast Minneapolis area. Investigators believe the crimes are connected. In all of the cases victims were approached by two suspects armed with a handgun. The locations of these incidents and descriptions of the suspects were:
The intersection of 6th St Se and 11th Av Se (1/19/16 @2200)
• Suspects were described as black males, estimated ages of 20 to 25 years old, wearing dark clothing. One with a “puffy” jacket. Victim had a gun placed to his chest and was told to “walk the other way” after the robbery. Gun was described as a black handgun.
The intersection of 8th St Se and 14th Av Se (1/20/16 @2215)
• Suspects were described as black males, estimated ages of 20 to 25 years old, one suspect wore a dark colored winter jacket, 600-602 in height, and the other suspect was 507-509 in height, wore a light colored winter jacket. Victim was near the foot bridge when he was robbed at gun point. After the robbery he was told to “walk the other way” and not to follow the suspects. The gun is described as a black semi auto.
The Bridges Apartments at 930 University Av Se (1/21/16 @0326)
• Suspects were described as black males, estimated ages of 20 to 25 years old, both suspects were 602 in height. One suspect wore a black hoodie, red sweat pants, and black shoes. The other wore a black hooded coat and black sweatpants with red and white lettering. The victim was entering the vestibule of the building when he was pushed through the door and spun around by the suspect. The victim noticed the gun and yelled. The second suspect was locked out. The first suspect then fled with suspect 2 on foot.
Anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person in this case might be eligible for a cash reward. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin message with: TIP 674. The case numbers for these crimes are: 16-020198, 16-021454, and 16-021696.
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